The Association of Legislative Drafting and Advocacy Practitioners (ALDRAP) has received a grant to fund two of its indigenous legal research and drafting softwares under the Federal Government of Nigeria and Czech Republic Technology Transfer Agreement.
Under the agreement, research and development proposals were invited from the Nigeria academic community, research and development institutions, as well as private companies or entrepreneurs and independent researchers on the three priority areas of Agriculture and Food Technology; Mining and Industrial Development; and General Manufacturing for SMEs Development.
Congratulating ALDRAP’s Secretary, Dr. Tonye Clinton Jaja on this feat, the Clerk of the House of Representatives, Dr. Yahya Danzaria, Esq. in a letter wrote “I write to congratulate your good self and the Association – ALDRAP on the occasion of your receipt of Research Grant and Funding from the Presidential Implementation Committee on Transfer of Technology (PICTT) and the Technology Agency of Czech Republic. Wishing you more favourable achievements.”
Similarly, the Executive Director of the Ugwumba Leadership Center, Remy Chukwunyere hailed ALDRAP for this achievement saying “As our partner under the University of Abuja Leadership Center, TETFUND Center of Excellence in Pubic Governance and Leadership, we have no doubt in your capacity to achieve the desired results. This latest achievement of yours is an evidence of your intellectual capacity and the hardwork you have put into the system over the years.”
He continued that “We appreciate the panel of assessors, made up of well experienced Professors and industry experts for their impartiality throughout the selection process. We have no doubt that more laurels await you in the future!Once again, congratulations for making us proud.”
Technology acquisition and domestication through this collaboration by Nigeria and Czech Republic is aimed at bridging technology gap between Nigeria and the advanced countries and to facilitate Nigeria’s transition to a manufacturing economy. Indeed, deployment of technology is crucial to mitigate our socio-economic and security challenges.”