FG vows to continue investing in scientists, inventors
The federal government has been commended for using the intervention fund to promote science and technology, granting scholarship awards to the three best scientists in the country and encouraging the study of science and mathematics.
Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of science and technology made these remarks at the third Edition of the science, Technology and Innovation Expo held in Enugu state. The event witnessed the presence of all government related agencies, dignitaries and various categories, including Technology Entrepreneurs, Research institutions and Junior Engineers, Technicians and Scientists (JETS).
The three secondary school winners of the 774 young Nigerian Scientists were Okeke Favor Obiajulu (FCT) 1st place, Fafemi Fisayo Daniel (Kwara) second place winner and Joshua John Mark (Akwa Ibom) came in third and were rewarded with N1m, N750, 000 and N500, 00 respectively. Their schools were given indigenous science kits to help in building a new science and technology culture.
The Minister assured that science, technology and innovation are the keys to unlock the door of Nigeria’s greatness and tasked participants to use science and technology to create jobs, wealth, fight poverty, defeat illiteracy, and eliminate hunger and underdevelopment. The Expo witnessed exhibition of inventions, innovations and research findings from various research institutions, universities, polytechnics, industrial laboratories and individuals. Onu commended all the participants, promising they would continue to receive support from the federal government.
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