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Nigeria can’t grow without science, tech, minister insists

By Sodiq Omolaoye, Abuja
11 January 2022   |   3:27 am
Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has said Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) remain the driving force of growth and development in the nation.

Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has said Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) remain the driving force of growth and development in the nation.

Onu stated this during inauguration of the Inter-Ministerial Committee for Nigeria Science, Technology and Innovation Television (ScienceTV@NG) in Abuja, yesterday.

According to the minister, the essence of the medium is to get Nigerians to appreciate the importance of STI to nation building. He said the television programme will cover every aspect of national life, including engineering, health and medicine, natural science, environment and wildlife, science and society, agriculture and children curiosity, among others.

“The programme will also showcase how our ancestors embraced STI in their daily activities by using locally available materials for food, nutrition, drugs medicine and building of houses.”

Onu stressed the importance of knowing the past, which he said would help youths to be more creative, inventive and innovative, and prepare the for a promising future.

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