Global Commemoration of World IP Day Spotlights Nigeria’s Commitment to Innovation and Development

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Yesterday marked the commemoration of World Intellectual Property (IP) Day across the globe, with various events and discussions highlighting the significance of innovation and creativity in driving development.

In Nigeria, the Honourable Minister of Innovation, Science, and Technology, Chief Uche Geoffrey Nnaji, emphasized the day’s importance as designated by the United Nations to celebrate ingenuity and innovation. He stressed the pivotal role of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in fostering economic growth and cultural enrichment.

Minister Nnaji underscored the need for Nigeria to cultivate a culture of innovation to compete effectively in the global arena, citing initiatives such as the establishment of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Offices (IPTTOs) by the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP). These offices aim to support indigenous researchers in patenting their inventions, thus promoting a conducive environment for innovation.

Moreover, Dr. Idoreyin Imiyoho, the acting Director General of NOTAP, emphasized the importance of Intellectual Property Awareness in knowledge transfer and harnessing Nigeria’s potential within its institutions. She highlighted NOTAP’s role in regulating foreign technology while encouraging the development of indigenous technologies.

Dr. Imiyoho reiterated NOTAP’s commitment to fostering a robust IP culture in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). She noted the healthy competition among knowledge institutions triggered by the establishment of IPTTOs, leading to market-driven research and patentable innovations.

World Intellectual Property Organization, as the global authority on IP, plays a crucial role in assisting member states, including Nigeria, in developing balanced IP frameworks to meet evolving societal needs. The designation of April 26th as World Intellectual Property Day aims to raise awareness about the importance of IP to national development.

In conclusion, both Minister Nnaji and Dr. Imiyoho affirmed their commitment to promoting Intellectual Property culture in Nigerian institutions and among artisans, recognizing their contribution to science, technology, and innovation (STI) development in Nigeria.

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