The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has come out to say that the Ministry is doing everything possible to develop home-grown solutions to cure coronavirus patients in Nigeria.
Ogbonnaya Onu revealed this today when he received the Report of The Ministerial Committee on The Repositioning and Strengthening of The Ministry to Effectively Carry Out Its Statutory Charged Responsibilities to the Federal Government, in his office in Abuja.
According to him, one important lesson to draw from the pandemic is that it has made the people of Nigeria think outside the box and utilize home-grown Science, Technology, and Innovation to solve our own problems.
He added that Nigerians must start developing self-confidence to become self-reliant in all aspects of life.
His words, “Nigerians must begin to develop self-confidence in themselves and appreciate technological innovations produced by Nigerians. Realize that taking Nigeria to where it should be is our responsibility.
“To move from recession to recovery, the nation must be attached to science and technology.”
“For us to provide jobs for unemployed, there is need for us to provide the enabling environment. The Ministry will work hard and will not rest until we develop a home-grown solution for COVID-19. This virus is a wakeup call for us to wake up from our slumber to find solution to our problems.”