The 2020 Victoria Ifeoma Song Contest Event is organized to recognize and honor the estimable life of Madam Victoria Ifeoma.
Professor Ekanem Ikpi Braide FAS, has been named president of the Nigerian Academy of Science.
The Nigerian Academy of Science, at its Annual General Meeting held in Lagos on Thursday, 6th of February, 2020 appointed Professor Ekanem Ikpi Braide FAS as President-elect.
Professor Ekanem Ikpi Braide FAS, who is the immediate past Vice-President of the Academy, will be the first female President of the Academy in 43 years of existence when she takes over office in January, 2021.
Professor Ekanem Ikpi Braide is a professor of Parasitology/Epidemiology and is the Vice Chancellor of Federal University of Technology in Lafia.
She will take over from Professor Mosto Onuoha FAS (Professor of pure and applied geophysics) and will lead the Academy in achieving an improved quality of life for the Nigerian society through the promotion and application of science and technology; as well as strengthen the nation’s ability to deliver the fruits of science to society by the acquisition, growth, and dissemination of sound scientific knowledge and facilitation of its use in the solution of major national problems.
Professor Abubakar Sambo FAS (Professor of Mechanical Engineering) is the new Vice-President of the Nigerian Academy of Science. He took over from Braide at the recently held Annual General Meeting. Sambo is a former Director-General of the Energy Commission of Nigeria, and is currently the chairman of the Ministerial Task Force on Power serving as advisory team on policies and innovative technologies.
The Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) was established in 1977. The Academy is the foremost independent scientific body in Nigeria dedicated to the development and advancement of science, technology, and innovation in Nigeria and brings scientific knowledge to positively guide policies/strategic direction of the country.
Economic Factors That Can Improve The National Image Or Reputation Of Nigeria And Nigerians Positively
Many countries in the world in the world make great efforts towards building, sustaining and portraying a positive image of itself. This is necessary since a country’s image, to a great extent, determines the level of power, respect and influence it would command in the international community, and other benefits ranging from foreign direct investment to increased capital inflows. On the other hand, a country with an unpleasant reputation could experience antagonism even against its citizens, loss of relevant investments as well as degrading influence at home and abroad. In other words, by losing its positive national image, a nation is at risk of losing its dignity, trust and respect.
Nigeria’s national image or reputation has over the years has been negatively impacted by factors such as stunted growth and development of its economy, political instability, insecurity, unsavory behavior of some of its citizens, bad governance and mismanagement of resources, etc. This has resulted in the unpleasant and unacceptable treatment on the country and its citizens.
It is therefore necessary that appropriate measures are taken to improve the country’s image. However, in order to achieve this, certain key economic factors must be present, effective and monitored.