Onu charge Nigerian Representative on Space Law Competition to make Nigeria proud
The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has re-iterated the abundant human resources available in Nigeria and the endless capacity arising therefrom so that the youths will always excel when positively challenged to display the innate capacities they possess.
The Minister stated this when he received in his office a team of Law Students from the Obafemi Awolowo University who represented Nigeria at the Lacks Space Law Moot Court Competition in Pretoria South Africa and emerged Africa champion after competing with other universities across Africa.
Dr. Onu noted that Nigeria should participate in all technological events, “we need to recreate the values that make us great in the past, we should use our resources to recreate civilization because space is very important to mankind”.
The Minister congratulated the five times winner of the competition at the continental level and charged them to make Nigeria proud in Mexico by winning the crown. He also pledged to make contribution that will ensure their participation at the global event slated for Mexico later in the year.
Earlier, the Coach and faculty advisor of the team, Dr. Akinwale Orifowomo stated that the essence of the programme is to regulate human activities in space and to ensure that no country has the opportunity to appropriate to itself the natural resources in space.
Dr. Akinwale said that space is a promise to mankind and that this programme has provided opportunity for capacity building on issues, law and research on space activities.
The team which is made of Miss Toluwa Dada, Miss Irene Ekord and Mr. Timilehin Adekemi represented Nigeria at the event while previous events were attended by other students had represented Africa in Naples, Italy in 2012, Toronto, Canada in 2014, and Jerusalem Israel in 2015 respectively.