Utilization of science and technology is one way to combat poverty as well as create more jobs in the Nigeria, says Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu.
Onu said this in Lagos at a press conference on the Presidential Executive Order No. 5. recently.
“From now on, Nigeria will be able to add value by using science, technology and innovation to convert her huge and abundant resources to products and services needed at home, thereby creating more wealth, more jobs and reduce poverty,” he said.
The minister stated, “So long as science, technology and innovation are effectively deployed in nation building, the future of Nigeria is very bright.
“The Executive Order No. 5 is meant to promote patriotism, love of country and economic nationalism as potent tools for a new social engineering of our dear country.
“The Buhari administration expects that in the next 10 to 20 years, Nigerian companies and firms will be competing with the very best in other parts of the world for projects and contracts in international tenders.”