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Taking advantage of the escalating biotech industry, the Nigerian government and private sectors should gear up to highlight and boost the biotech background of the country in order to create a solid new IT sector, said Reuben Jaja, Chairman of Ijaw Foundation. “Our job is to change the present situation and upgrade the resource we have to create conditions for formation of powerful biotech sector in Nigeria,” said Jaja adding the importance of the Regional Center for Bio-Enterprise Development (RCBD) as an institution that could help move the country into the forefront of the biotech industry worldwide should be the focus. It comes as his foundation launched a series of workshops to help educate and improve on the knowledge of biotech in the country. The regional center for bio-technology enterprise development was created by the Federal Government and the emphasis for developing it was pushed by government as a way of promoting the industrial base of the Niger Delta communities by way of supporting industries that focus on non-oil resource areas.

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