Nigerian government agency Nigerian Communications Satellite (NigComSat) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Federal University of Technology (FUT) aimed at ensuring the country’s technological progress.
Addressing representatives of the FUT in Abuja, NigComSat CEO Abimbola Alale said any innovative technology created via the collaboration would be registered by regulatory agencies, ensuring the proper copyright laws are associated with the products and that they are made profitable.
She added that all of NigComSat’s services were available to help drive the country’s economy.
According to Alale, the FUT has distinguished itself in research innovation by winning numerous grants and recognition nationwide and globally. Alale said the collaboration would also include other academic communities in Nigeria.
“We are proud of FUT, as graduates of the university are heading strategic units in NigComSat. This collaboration is aimed at bridging the gap between the industry and academia,” she said.
FUT vice-chancellor Professor Bala Abdullahi expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to partner with NigComSat, adding that the FUT was working towards improving the quality of education in Nigeria.
Established in 1983, the FUT is a government-owned university that specialises in technological education.