Budget Performance: House Committee lauds NOTAP
The House Committee on Science and Technology has commended the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), for its budgetary discipline and performance. The committee gave the commendation when it visited NOTAP headquarters in Abuja as part of its oversight function.
Chairman of the committee, Hon. Abiodun Akinlade, said the House members were highly impressed with the detailed presentation on the budget performance of the office as captured in a document presented to each member of the Committee during the visit. In his words "this is the only organisation that has given us detailed information as to the budget releases' and expenditure since we started this oversight visits".
The Committee members unanimously expressed satisfaction with the projects and monetary performance of NOTAP and promised to support the agency in realising its mission and mandate which they described as crucial to the development of the nation.
Earlier in his presentation, Director General of NOTAP, Engr. Umar Buba Bindir, briefed the committee members on the 2012 budget performance pointing out that some of the projects of the office were not fully implemented due to inadequate funding from the budget lines. He said NOTAP has so far established over 41 Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer" Offices (IPTIOs), in Nigerian universities, polytechnics and research institutes.