An Impact Assessment of Science and Technology Policy on National Development of Nigeria

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AN IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF SCIENCE
AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY ON NATIONAL
DEVELOPMENT OF NIGERIA
BY
ABUBAKAR ABDULLAHI
October, 2 0 0 4
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AN IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF SCIENCE AND
TECHNOLOGY POLICY ON NATIONAL
DEVELOPMENT OF NIGERIA
BY
ABUBAKAR ABDULLAHI
(MATRICULATION NO. 3081)
A Dissertation Submitted to St. Clements University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of
Doctor of Philosophy in Management
St. Clements University
October, 2004
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DECLARATION
I declare that this Dissertation is an output of my own research endeavours. In pursuant of this research work, concerted efforts were made to duly acknowledge through bibliography, all sources of data and information used. However, in case of inadvertent omissions or incomplete referencing, I nevertheless, still express the acknowledgement of such sources. I accept full responsibilities for any shortcomings and errors of judgment, logic or fact in this study.

Abubakar Abdullahi ……………………………….
Signed
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CERTIFICATION
This is to certify that this dissertation entitled “An Impact Assessment of Science and Technology Policy on National Development of Nigeria” by Abubakar Abdullahi (Matriculation No 3081) is carried out under my supervision and guidance. Also, that the dissertation has been approved for submission to the St. Clements University for the award of the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Management.

………………………………………….. …………………………………………….. Dr. Gabriel U. Moti Professor David Iornem
“Supervisor Academic Adviser
……………………………………………………..… St. Clements University
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DEDICATION
This research work is dedicated to my wife Hajiya Fatima Abdullahi and my children Mohammed Bashar, Zainab, Jamila, Aisha, Isa, Fatima and Abdullahi for their patience and understanding, especially when the demands of office kept me away from home. They have been quite wonderful and a source of inspiration to me in realizing my vision of acquiring a Ph. D.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Let me start by thanking the Almighty God for blessing me with good health, wisdom and foresight to undertake this study and for providing me with good leaders, colleagues, friends and associates who offered me valuabl9e suggestions throughout the study.

The past ten years have provided me with immense opportunities to deepen my understanding of the programmes, activities and operations of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology in Nigeria.

During this period, I had the privilege to contribute to the policy process formulation and implementation of the Ministry. Also, I participated in various local and international fora for S&T development including those organized by Nigerian Academy of Science, African Academy of Science, Third World Academy of Science, African Technology Policy Studies (ATPS), WAITRO, the G-15 and G.77 among others.

These opportunities would not have been possible without the prime role played in my Civil Service Career by the one-time Secretary to Government of the Federation, Alhaji Aminu Saleh, Wamban Katagun. I am indeed, grateful. Also, I am indebted to the Head of Service of the Federation, Alhaji (Dr.) Mahmood Yayale Ahmed, Ajiyam Katagum for his support and encouragement especially during the period of this study.

The science and technology community has provided enabling environment for me to expand my frontiers of knowledge over the years. This has been made possible through the support and cooperation from the current and past Ministers of Federal Ministry of Science and Technology.

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I am particularly grateful to Professor Turner T. Isoun for his wise counseling and words of encouragement which served as sources of strength and actually inspired me to complete this study. The intellectual support of Dr. Gen. Sam. Momah and the moral support of Mrs. Pauline Tallin are also appreciated. I wish also to express my profound gratitude to the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Dr. Abdullahi A. Aliyu for his...
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