NOTAP HOLDS MANAGEMENT RETREAT
The National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) has held its 2016 Management Retreat.
The three day retreat which took place at the Maizube farms Minna, Niger State recently, attracted the pioneer Chief Executive, two former Directors General, the present Director General, Directors and other top Management Staff of the Office.
Declaring the retreat open, Director General of NOTAP Dr. DanAzumi Mohammed Ibrahim said the retreat is necessary in view of the current economic realities occasioned by the dwindling oil prices which have affected the nation’s earnings being the mainstay of the national economy.
He pointed out that considering the strategic position of NOTAP by virtue of its interactions with the industry, academia and other stakeholders in the pursuit of its mandates, the agency is expected to play a more proactive role in the national economy in the face of dwindling oil revenue and the need for diversification by aligning its programmes and activities with the broad policy thrusts and priority programmes of the current administration.
The Director General said the management retreat is a platform for the current and past chief executives of NOTAP and the entire management Staff to critically review the programmes and activities of the Office and mandates to identify existing gaps, proffer necessary solutions and develop clear cut strategies to reposition the office as a key driver in the national economy.
He urged the retreat participants to make meaningful contributions and collectively move the agency forward.
The three day retreat featured paper presentations by the pioneer Chief Executive of NOTAP Chief Friday James Okono, former Directors General Dr. David Akosa Okongwu and Engr. Umar Buba Bindir PhD respectively and the current Director General and Chief Executive Dr. DanAzumi Mohammed Ibrahim all centered on the way forward for the Office.
The six (6) directorates of the Office also made presentations through their Directors; Dr. Ephraim Okejiri Technology Transfer Registration (TTR) department, Engr. Lucky Nwosa Technology Acquisition and Research Coordination (TARC) department, Mr. Samuel Eneanya Technology Innovation & Commercialisation (TIC) department, Mr. Adamu Tandama Consultancy Services (CS) department, Mrs. Caroline Taiwo-Ojo Corporate Planning (CP) department and Mr. Jibril Useni Human Resources & Finance Management (HR&FM) department.
The Special Assistant to the Director General Mr. Isaac Nwadozie made a presentation on behalf of the five (5) units under the Director General’s Office namely; Public Relations & Protocol, Audit, Legal, Procurement and Transparency & Anti-Corruption Units.
Several discussion sessions were held aimed at charting a new course of action in actualising the mandates of the Office.