Onu challenges Nigerians on local production
The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has called on Nigerians to strive to be self-reliance by producing their needs.
Dr. Onu made the call while inspecting the Igbo ukwu Museum in Anambra state as part of it official itinerary to upgrade indigenous technology to meet contemporary standards.
He further said the President has signed the Presidential Executive Order 5 which gives ample opportunities for engineers and other professionals to be creative and productive .
He called on Nigerians to use their skills and their talents to add value to our abundant resources and convert them to the products and services that the nation needs.
He appealed to our young Nigerians to study the past and tap from our future ancestors who produced great works of art and artefact.
He noted that our ancestors understood the environment and they used things that are in the environment to attained self-reliance, adding that the present administration is preparing Nigerians to be self-reliant.
According to the Minister, “technology is for use , we have the intellect, we have the men and women that can do this if our forefathers, did this , then we don’t have any reason not to even improve on it”.
“Federal Ministry of Science and Technology is working with the Federal Ministry of Education to see how we can start teaching our young people at primary and secondary school level science and technology, mathematics and other science subjects in their indigenous language:” he added
Edet E. Etuk
Assistant Chief Information Officer
For DD (press)