The National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, has sought a partnership with the National Lottery Trust Fund (NLTF) to enhance national development.
Director-General, NIPSS, Prof. Ayo Omotayo, said the institute was seeking close working relationship with the NLTF in the areas of education and intellectual development.
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He spoke in Abuja when he led a delegation from the institute on a courtesy visit to the Executive Secretary of NLTF, Dr Bello Maigari.
According to him, Nigeria has a lot of smart and intellectual people who are currently idle.
He expressed hope that the partnership would help to bring those precious intellectuals to NIPSS for the betterment of Nigeria.
“Moving Nigeria to the greater heights is not a task for an individual, but it is a job that needs collective efforts and responsibilities.
Responding, Maigari said that no fewer than 30 universities and other higher institutions of learning across Nigeria had sent in requests for educational Intervention from NLTF.
He such requests stemmed from the fact that many of the institutions were lacking social amenities and conducive learning environment.
He assured NIPSS of the Fund’s support to help the institute achieve its mandate of impacting knowledge, developing intellectuals’ capacity for the promotion of a peaceful environment and coexistence among Nigerians.
‘’The moment we receive your proposal, we’ll examine it and send a delegation to reaffirm our commitment to help NIPSS stand on its feet.
“Because, the capacity is there, we are structured and ready,’’ he said.