||The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved the deployment of nanotechnology under the fourth national development plan, according to Olusegun Adewoye, Director General, National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure. The primary application of this technology would be in the energy, health and water sectors. By constructing items from the bottom up, using techniques and tools being developed today, it is possible to make complete, high performance products, he explained. Adewoye said nanotechnology, a general-purpose technology, in its advanced form, would have significant impact on almost all industries and all areas of society. It would offer better built, longer lasting, cleaner, safer, and smarter products for the home, for communications, for medicine, for transportation, for agriculture, and for industry in general. Adewoye said that Nigeria was exploring the technology to address the epileptic and erratic power supply situation as well as precision in medical practice. He said that a road map has already been developed to harness the potentials of the emerging technology to fast track Nigerias development efforts.