Ex­pert harps on pro­tec­tion of in­no­va­tions

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - From Ke­hinde Olu­fowobi, La­gos

The pres­i­dent of Transat­lantic Me­dia Com­pany, Dr Bayero Agabi, yes­ter­day, called on govern­ment to make a law to pro­tect in­no­va­tions.

Bayero, who spoke at venue of the just-con­cluded ICTEL EXPO 2016 held in La­gos, said that lack of law to pro­tect young en­trepreneurs pre­vented them from de­vel­op­ing their many in­no­va­tions.

“Young en­trepreneurs who come up with these in­no­va­tions are not buoy­ant eco­nom­i­cally,” Agabi said. “They do not have the eco­nomic power to ne­go­ti­ate what is good for them, so they go to some of these hubs and ac­cept what­ever is thrown at them.”

He, there­fore, urged govern­ment to pro­mul­gate laws that would pro­tect young in­no­va­tors who lacked eco­nomic power to pro­tect what they have de­vel­oped.

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