Plateau State government has given approval for the release of funds for the fencing of the Technology Incubation Centre, Bukuru, Jos-South Local Government Area of the state.
State Deputy Governor and Commissioner for Higher Education and Science and Technology, Professor Soni Tyoden disclosed this last Thursday when members of the Technology Incubation Centre Business forum Jos paid him a thank you visit at Government, House, Rayfield, Jos.
Professor Tyoden said, considering the tole of the technology incubation centre in entrepreneurial development, government deemed it fit to approve funds for the fencing of the facility to make it more secured and conducive for working.
Tyoden disclosed that the state government was in the process of resuscitating the trade fair and charged the centre to participate more in trade fairs in order to showcase its products.
According to the Deputy Governor, skill acquisition was a critical component of the present administration towards driving the economy and zeal for going into entrepreneurial and skills acquisition training for the teeming youths in the state.
Earlier, Chairman Plateau State chapter Association of Small Scale Industrialist, Mr. Sevent Gondyi had explained that they were on a thank-you visit as a fall out of the visit by the Deputy Governor to the centre and to also show case some product produced by the centre.
He said as a way of diversifying the economy the incubation centre was willing to collaborate with the state government, adding that the centre has the capacity to produce different kinds of products.
He then appealed to government for funding, provision of industrial park, electricity as well as training of research and development among others
High point of the visit was the presentation of corporate profile of the centre where 15 entrepreneurs will be graduating and exhibit show of items produced by the technology incubation centre.