By Appolos Christian
The General Secretary of the Academic Staff Union of Research Institutions (ASURI), Dr Theophilus Ndubuaku has expressed confidence that when passed into law, the National Research Innovation Council (NRIC) Bill will change Nigeria’s technological pursuit for good.
Ndubuaku who was honoured with an Exemplary Leadership Award by the ASURI FCT branch for his struggle and outstanding contributions to research in Nigeria said he is confident that the Bill will be passed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The NRIC establishment Bill has been passed by the two Houses of the National Assembly and awaiting Presidential assent.
Ndubuaku has been in the forefront of the struggle for the NRIC Bill, leading rallies and protests across the country including the National Assembly.
Speaking during the award held in Abuja, various speakers described Dr Ndubuaku as being a champion of Research innovations in Nigeria.
He is a member of the Entomological Society of Nigeria (ESN); Nigeria Society for Plant Protection (NSPP); Agricultural Society of Nigeria (ASN); and Nigerian Society of Experimental Biologists (NISEB).