The Federal Ministry of science and Technology is working assiduously to ensure it redirects the country’s economy through the utilization of science and technology for sustainable national development.
This statement was made during a visit to the honourable Minister of Science and Technology Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, by the delegation of Lantang Joint Traditional Council, Plateau state today in his office in Abuja.
The Minister while addressing the Council’s delegation stated that the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology is focusing her attention on commercialization of our local products that will in turn aid in the diversification of the economy in key sectors.
Onu speaking, reiterated governments efforts in redirecting our resource based economy in the oil and gas sector, to knowledge based economy by getting Nigerians to become more productive on issues that will add value to the exploitation of the natural resources of our nation. Stating that this is where the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology is re-directing its focus on.
Dr Onu emphasised that when we embark on harnessing these resources using science and technology in local production, we will be able to provide jobs, create wealth and fight poverty in Nigeria.
He urged the youths in Nigeria to embrace science and technology because the future of the nation rest on science and technology. He also pledged his support for the Lantang Traditional Council.
In his opening remarks, the Acting President of the Lantang Joint Traditional Council, His Royal Highness Nimnan Langnim, said that the Federal Ministry of Science and technology under the Honourable Minister’s watch is building a great foundation that will land Nigeria in the Comity of Nations of the world.
He also appealed to Nigerians to refrain from making hate speeches that can create disaffection and disunity in the country in order not for history to repeat itself.
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