ONU HARPS ON SCIENCE FOR PEACE AND HUMAN RIGHTS

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has reiterated the need for the use of Science to promote peaceful and sustainable societies in the world order.

Speaking on the World Science Day 2018 with the theme “Science, a Human Right, on Monday in Abuja., Dr. Onu said Science ought to be used for the benefit of societies by both national and international communities.

Dr. Onu also harped on the efforts of the Federal Government to deploy Science and technology to grow the economy as contained in the National Strategy for Competitiveness in Raw Materials and Product Development in Nigeria.

The policy, he added sought to encourage local production of goods so as to create employment and conserve foreign   exchange earnings. With this approach, Nigeria’s currency will compete favorably with   other currencies in the world, he added.

Dr. Onu added that Nigeria is already benefiting from the National Science Technology and Innovation Roadmap as witnessed in increased participation of Nigerians in scientific activities

AbdulGaniyu Aminu

Head; Press & Public Relations Unit

12 November, 2018

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