The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that science and technology has the capacity to bring Nigeria out of poverty, create wealth as well as diversify its economy.
The minister made this assertion when a top management delegation of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) led by its chairman, Kyari Bukar paid him a courtesy visit in his office, yesterday, in Abuja.
Addressing the delegation, Dr Onu said that science and technology is the future of Nigeria, stressing the present administration’s determination to turn the nation’s fortunes using science and technology.
He said: “We are determined to make sure that we use technology to diversify our economy, create jobs for our people and grow our economy. This administration will work very hard to make sure the sector is given adequate attention because science and technology is the future of our country. It has helped other countries move away from poverty so it will also help us to move away from poverty because with the enormity of resources we have in the country Nigeria should not be poor.”