ASURI Tasks N'Assembly on Speedy Passage of National Research and Innovation Fund Bill


By Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja
For the umpteenth time, research institutes under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Research Institutions (ASURI) on Wednesday called on the National Assembly to give speedy passage to the National Research and Innovation Fund Bill‎ which is presently before it.
Its Secretary General, Dr. Theo‎ Ndubuaku, during a peaceful protest to the National Assembly in Abuja, stated that the bill which had already passed the second reading at the National Assembly, would ensure adequate funding of research institutions in the country that were hitherto starved of funds.
‎According to him, “Why we are here is that we want to appreciate the National Assembly for taking it upon itself to enact the bill, but we want to continue this rally so that no one would derail the bill. Some people are already saying we have many research institutes, we don’t have up to 20 per cent of the number of research institutes we need for 150 million people in this country.”
More to come…