By Joseph Jibueze
Specialists have recognized methods nanotechnology could be utilized to numerous sectors of the economic system because the springboard for growth.
In response to them, nanotechnology can be utilized to enhance, even revolutionise, many applied sciences and trade sectors, comparable to data expertise, homeland safety, drugs, transportation, power, meals security, and environmental science, amongst others.
They known as on non-public sector traders and the federal government to take greater than passing curiosity in nanotechnology, as the longer term depends upon it.
They spoke on the Fourth African Nano Convention and Workshop held on the College of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) from July 19 to 24.
Its theme was: Nanotechnology: A springboard for nationwide growth.
It was organised by the Nano Analysis Group of the UNN in collaboration with Oilserv Restricted.
The primary day witnessed the presentation of papers from many teachers, just about and bodily.
The audio system included Senior Vice President and Provost, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) USA Prof. Wole Soboyejo; Prof Emmanuel Iwuoha of the College of Western Cape, Cape City, South Africa; Clara Santoto of Ecole Polytechnic de Montreal, Canada; Kenneth Ozoemena of the College of Witwatersrand, South Africa, amongst others.
The second and third days featured a number of famend teachers and analysis scientists throughout the plenary session, a few of whom linked just about from all around the world.
There have been technical periods within the final two days during which audio system dissected the papers offered and documented findings in the direction of future software.
The audio system praised the Chairman and Group Chief Government Officer of Oilserv, Emeka Okwuosa, an engineer, for his constant assist and funding of the Nano Analysis Group within the final seven years.
UNN Vice-Chancellor Prof Charles Igwe thanked Okwuosa and Oilserv and known as for his or her continued assist till Nigeria joins the comity of countries making breakthroughs in nanotech.
Chairman of the UNN Nano Analysis Group, Prof. Rose Osuji stated if different Nigerian entrepreneurs can emulate the selfless contribution of Oilserv to educational analysis, the nation in no distant time will obtain international parity with the main nations.
Okwuosa is notable for his philanthropic actions’ well being, schooling, provision of facilities.