Mr Ebisintei Awudu, the Surveyor- General of the Federation, says no nation achieves meaningful development without full recognition of the benefits of technology in driving economic growth.
Awudu said this on Tuesday in Abuja when delegates from the National Association of Polytechnics Students (NAPS) visited him in his office.
According to him, the limit of technology is the limit of one’s imagination, but technology is the domain of science and technology and should not be despised.
“It is important for us to understand the place of technology in moving our economy forward.
“We cannot go far if we do not give the right attention to technical education as a nation.
“Without technology every other thing is like sinking sand but when you take technology and apply it you will be on top of the world,” he said.
He called on the polytechnic students to remain focused as those who finished well were making their marks in the society.
“Do not see yourself as if you have missed it for going to the polytechnic, when you know what you are doing you command respect and regard, “surveyor-general said.
Awudu pointed out that technicians are agents of change that the country needs, saying that more attention should be given to collages of education and polytechnics.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Office of National Vice President, NAPS, Mr Hussain Ebony, said the delegates were on the visit to appreciate the surveyor-general for his support and good work.
He said that the Surveyor-general has made a voyage in the leadership industry with a class of touch.
According to him, the surveyor-general is one of the most professionals whose efficiency, knowledge, diligence and professionalism have become another definition of standard in the leadership industry.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the surveyor-general was given an award of excellence by NAPS in recognition of his good works. (NAN)