Maude Rabiu Gwadabe
The National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) has commissioned an Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office in Bayero University Kano (BUK).
KANO TODAY reports that NOTAP commissioned the office on Wednesday July 24, 2019.
Dr Adamu Tandama, Director Consultancy Services of NOTAP said the office has enabled BUK to begin to turn out patents – issuing a declaration claiming ownership of its intellectual property – from its research results.
He added that Nigerian universities have been publishing their research result but they should start patenting them also.
Dr Tandama explained that patenting the research result will enable universities contributes to the country’s economic and technological advancement.
In his remarks, Deputy Vice Chancellor, (Administration) of the university, Professor Haruna Wakili, said the newly commissioned office will help BUK to achieve its mission of becoming a leader in research and innovation in Africa.
NOTAP was established in response to Nigeria’s needs to evolve a strong economy based on Science and Technology.