Nigeria Bans Foreign Professionals Without Nigeria Certification As Move To Boost Technological Acquisition

By Staff Published: August 27, 2017, 8:30 am
foreign professionalsMinister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu (Photo: Pulse Nigeria)

The Federal Executive Council, FEC,  approved a new policy that for any foreign professionals to practice in Nigeria, they have to be registered and certified by all the necessary regulatory bodies.

This is as the Federal Government has declared a state of emergency on science and technology to boost technological acquisition for the industrial growth of the country.

From Vanguard. Story by Johnbosco Agbakwuru.

Meantime, to attract foreign industries, the Federal Executive Council has approved tax rebate which will serve as an incentive for pioneer industries operating in Nigeria. Briefing State House Correspondents after weekly FEC meeting at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa Abuja, the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu said, “We agreed that from now on, any person who wants to practice any profession that has anything to do with science, engineering and technology, medical doctors, accountants, quantity surveyors just to mention but a few, that first they have to be certified by appropriate regulatory bodies in Nigeria.”

The Minister said that FEC in its deliberations approved policy that will help to change the direction that will be taken as a nation, a direction that will be very useful in helping to start looking inwards to produce the things that the country needs as against depending on outside to import our requirements.

Read more at Vanguard.

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