President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR Inducted as Grand Patron of Science

The Nigerian Academy of Science made history on Thursday, 7th of March, 2024 as it conducted the investiture of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, as the Grand Patron of Science. This historic event took place at the State House, Aso Rock Abuja.

The Academy’s President, Professor Ekanem Braide FAS who led the NAS delegation in her welcome address talked about the Nigerian Academy of Science and its past and current projects in collaboration with the government. She also emphasized the Academy’s readiness to work with the government on its development initiatives. The Grand Patron of Science, President Tinubu, in his response thanked the Academy for the honour and promised to pursue evidence-informed policy initiatives.

At the investiture, President Tinubu was gowned by past presidents of the Academy – Professors Ogunmola, Tomori, and Onuoha. Also in attendance were some members of the NAS Council, some Fellows of the Academy, some NAS staff, as well as some members of the Federal Executive Council.