The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb.Bamgbose Olukunle
The Honourable Minister of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mrs Khadija Buka Abba Ibrahim


To enhance Africa's development by creating the enabling environment and opportunity for Nigerian professionals and indeed those of African descent to invest their immense intellect, expertise and skills in the economies of Africa; with the aim of bridging the widening economic and scientific gap between Africa and the rest of the world. 


To continually sensitize and mobilize African experts and professionals both within Africa and in the Diaspora to effectively participate in the development process of Africa, as no foreigner can sincerely develop the continent for Africans, and to create an enabling environment that will facilitate the required participation of experts in Africa's development process.



• To promote technology transfer through technical cooperation between Nigeria and other countries in Africa;

• To promote the exchange of high-level research experts in Science and Technology, Humanities and Arts;

• To provide sustainable funding for the Scientific and Technical Exchange Programmes (STEP);

• To provide a database of all Nigerian and African experts in Science and Technology, Humanities and Arts;

• To facilitate capacity building for research and development in Africa;

• To generate new ideas for Africa’s development through cooperative research and collaborative development activities;

• To cultivate and expand strategic relationships with key agencies in order to stimulate growth and development;

• To facilitate cooperation and integration in Africa through the transfer and diffusion of technology and dissemination of innovations.