The Minister of Science and Technology Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has said the Ministry will continue to encourage Nigerians to develop their creativity and innovations in finding solutions to many problems confronting the nation.
He said this; when Professor (Dr.) Dikeoha Okwu a mathematics innovator paid him a courtesy call in his office on Tuesday 2019 in Abuja.
Dr. Onu also said that every profession is important; likewise we need to make sure our children study and develop Aptitude for Mathematics.
Dr. Onu stressed that no nation in the history of humanity have become truly great without Science, Technology and Innovation (STI). He further said that Egypt, Rome and USA and other countries that have been in the centre of human civilization have grown as a result of ST&I.
According to him, we need to begin the journey that would make our young people show interest in the study of Science and Mathematics. He also said that the inventions displayed by the Innovator are very important which will draw the attention of our young people to be familiar with what they will meet in the field.
According to the Minister, the world is at the fourth Technological age which Nigerians are some of the most intelligent people in the world.
He commended Prof.Okwu, for his research and creativity in the field Mathematics, and also promised that the Ministry will support him through a programme under one of the department which go round the country and look at the creativity of young minds.
Earlier speaking, Professor (Dr.) Dikeoha Okwu showcased some of the mathematical instruments that can be used in schools. According to him, he said he has written over 10 million mathematical games.
He also showcased some materials for entertainment in mathematics, which are in three categories; one-on-one, classroom, and the stadium types, which were all made in Nigeria and that he needs some recognition from the government.
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