17 January 2012
Prof Turner Timinipre Isoun, was Minister of Science and Technology. He is currently the chairman of Niger Delta Wet Lands Centre as well as Nigeria Communication Satellite, NICOMSAT. Iin this interview with journalists in
Abuja, he expressed optimism that with the launching of NICOMSAT, was set to produce bandwidth for international consumption. John Oba was there for LEADERSHIP. Excerpt: Nigeria
WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON THE CURRENT ISSUE ON FUEL SUBSIDY REMOVAL BY THE JONATHAN ADMINISTRATION?
My take is very simple but I will like to bring my background in Science and Technology and innovation to bear. The issue is that for the past 50 years, we ran away from addressing the main issue which is capacity building and Technology. ...
The operators, MTN, GLO, AIRTEL,are taking this money out. There is very little we are producing. But with Nicomsat, we are producing a product and that product is bandwidth. For the first time
is producing an international commodity called bandwidth, just like the crude oil. It will interest you to know that we created this out of our minds; it is a product of Nigeria minds. We are controlling the product. For the first time we are bringing to bear a Mobile telephone revolution and the ICT revolution. This will also serve as a source of job creation for the youth. Nigeria