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Technology key to rebound from recession – Minister

Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu yesterday said that the future of Nigeria lies in science and technology especially with the present recession…

Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu yesterday said that the future of Nigeria lies in science and technology especially with the present recession that the country is facing.
The minister said this yesterday when he delivered a lecture titled ‘The Role of Science and Technology in National Development’ to participating students of Senior Course 39/2016 of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC) Jaji in Kaduna.
He said, “Today we are in an economic recession. Though this has introduced a lot of hardship for all Nigerians but at the same time, it provides for us an opportunity to start doing things differently for the good of all.
“It has become important that I state clearly that no single nation in either ancient or modern times has ever become great without science and technology.  A nation can be rich but certainly not great by the mere possession of abundant natural resources.”
The minister tasked Nigerians to look inward by patronizing local products saying “It is by patronising made in Nigeria goods that our entrepreneurs can make profit and through research and innovation remain competitive and hence continuously improve on the quality of their products, goods and services.”

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