ABUJA – (Federal Ministry of Science & Technology Report) – The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu (Dr) has said that President Mohammed Buhari is trying to solve the country’s problems from the roots so that they do not re-occur. He revealed this when the South – South Students Assembly (SSSA) paid him a courtesy call in his office on Friday October 26, 2018 in Abuja.
The Minister, while thanking the Students Assembly for identifying with the anti-corruption crusade of the President Buhari’s administration added that corruption must not be allowed to continue because fairness and justice is what the Government stands for.
Onu implied that the Nigerian President is doing this for the sake of posterity, stressing the need for citizens to build a strong nation based on justice and fairness, where everyone would be given the opportunity to actualize himself. He commended the contributions of the South – South to the development of the nation and promised to support their noble goals which he said are highly commendable.
Earlier, the National President of the South – South Students Assembly (SSSA) Michael Christianus (Comrade) called on the Nigerian Government to carry out holistic reforms of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and replace it with Techno – Industrial Development Centres in each geopolitical zone, whereby Nigerian graduates could be trained in the area of professionalism and engaged according to their disciplines.
Michael Christianus contended that when this is done, it will boost local technology capabilities and scientific discoveries for the country. According to him, it will save the national energy and social capacity of the county, even as it is imperative for the Science and Technology Ministry to establish the proposed Techno-Industrial Development Centre (TDC) to help fast – track the development of the science and technology potential of the country.
“The Techno-Industrial Development Centres when created shall serve as the engine room and the foundation to boost innovation, inventions, skills and talents development that would deliver Nigeria from over dependence on foreign manpower and technology transfer; thereby making the country economically and technologically strong and independent for growth and prosperity,” Christianus reiterated.