The Federal government has disbursed the sum of N81m to 126 upcoming inventors and innovators.
Among the beneficiaries is Plateau’s Luka Zang Bot.
Famed for his stunning computer foot mouse invention, Zang beat several nominees to clinch the FG’s Technology Innovation award in August 2019.
The award automatically qualified him for the grant which was released at a special ceremony on Monday in Abuja.
The grant aims to encourage Innovative and creative minds towards a “technological breakthrough” for the Nigeria, says the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Science and Technology and Chairman, Presidential Standing Committee on Inventors and Innovations (PSCII), Mr. Bitrus Bako Nabasu.
The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu said at the grant award ceremony, that innovations and inventions are key drivers of economic progress.
Though no official statement has been obtained, the grant is likely to see Zang expanding his Jos based factory where he produces high capacity power banks, sand sieving machine and the infamous computer foot mouse which are already receiving global patronage.