The National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru -Jos is desirous of mutual collaboration with the National Lottery Trust Fund (NLTF), particularly in the areas of education and intellectual development with a view to enhancing nation building and better society.
Director General of the Institute, Prof. Ayo Omotayo, made this known when he led a delegation on a courtesy visit to the Executive Secretary of NLTF, Dr. Bello Maigari in Abuja recently.
“We find National Lottery Trust Fund an excellent organisation that we will partner with in the areas of education and promoting national intellectuals, to move our dear country forward,” Omotayo said.
According to him, Nigeria has a lot of smart and intellectual people who are currently idle, and expressed the hope that the partnership would help to bring those precious intellectuals to NIPSS for the betterment of Nigeria.
According to him, “Moving Nigeria to greater heights is not a task for an individual, but it is a job that needs collective efforts and responsibilities.
“President Muhammadu Buhari alone cannot move Nigeria to greater heights; it is our collective responsibility. So let us all come together and solve Nigeria’s problem for a better society.”
Responding, the NLTF DG, Maigari said no fewer than 30 universities and other tertiary institutions of learning across Nigeria had sent in requests for educational intervention from NLTF.
Maigari noted that such requests stemmed from the fact that many of the institutions were lacking social amenities and conducive learning environment.
“So far, we have received almost 20 to 30 requests from universities and higher Institutions of learning across the country, requesting for educational intervention.
“And most of these institutions lack social amenities, and so some of them had requested for upgrading of their Laboratories and other projects which are key to acquiring skills and expertise.
“I assure you certainly, of a collaborating effort that would concretise learning and research in the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies.
”The moment we receive your proposal, we will examine it and we will send a delegation to reaffirm our commitment to help NIPSS stand on its feet, because the capacity is there, we are structured and ready,” Maigari stated.