The Federal Government of Nigeria has offered N36 million to any scientist who is able to find a solution or cure to Coronavirus and Lassa Fever.
Coronavirus has currently been ravaging some part of the world and to this effect Nigeria just like every other countries of the world have been working endlessly to find a cure to the disease which has led the FG to over N36 million to scientist who finds a solution or cure.
Read the statement below;
The Minister spoke at the send-forth for a retiring Director of Chemical Technology Department of the Ministry, Engr. Akinyemi Oyefeso in the Ministry in Abuja on Thursday.
Dr. Onu further challenged Nigerian inventors, innovators and scientists to find a cure for various diseases that are proving intractable, adding that Nigeria is well-endowed with both human and material resources to surmount them.
He further said that Nigerian Scientists are highly rated and expressed optimism that in no distant time, the country will make key contributions in so many areas of Science and Technology to the delight of the entire world.
Dr. Onu commended the celebrant, Engr. Akinyemi Oyefeso, for his various innovations when he held forth as a Director in the Ministry. “We will need your expertise and service in future, because you have so much to offer the nation”, he added.
He advised the entire staff and management of the Ministry to rise up to the challenge of a knowledge- based economy being stridently pursued by the present administration.
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
13TH FEBRUARY 2020
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