Science,Technology Will Help Diversify Economy – Onu

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu said that deploying scientific innovations and technology can be helpful in Nige­ria’s quest to attain economic diver­sification.
Onu who said this while receiving the Governor of Bauchi State, Mo­hammed Abubakar in Abuja urged state governments to set up ministries of science and technology in their states.
He said governments in the coun­try must recognize the enormous role of science and technology could play in the lives of the citizenry.
The Minister stressed that sci­ence and technology when fully de­ployed, would help to improve the living standard of the people by mov­ing them away from poverty in addi­tion to availing the youths and elder­ly with workable skills.
According to him, the ministry through its efforts was affecting na­tional lives in all areas of the econo­my including agriculture, manufac­turing and even tourism, and would continue to do its bit to ensure that research becomes the driving force in every part of the country.
He said: “Nigerians must recog­nize that there is no way we can di­versify our economy if we do not em­ploy science and technology and that is why every administration since in­dependence that has come in made that promise and that promise is al­ways there we will diversify the econ­omy but it has not happened, it has not worked.”
Onu therefore urged the visiting governor to establish a ministry in the state to oversee the development science and technology.
“I told the Governor of Bauchi State that I want him to establish a ministry of science and technology, it is very important that he does so because that ministry will help him to coordinate science and technolo­gy in the state. This is the direction and once he establishes the ministry of science of technology there are so many benefits.”
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