Nigeria has joined the whole world in celebrating the 2019 world science day and its achievements in improving the quality of life and living.
Speaking during the occasion tagged ‘ open science, leaving no one behind’ the minister for science and technology, Dr Ogbonaya Onu said Nigeria has made giant strides scientifically since it has become a way of life.
Dr Onu while expressing joy that Nigeria has chosen science to ensure non is left behind in the development of the nation said food security cannot be achieved without science due to the presence of science in every facet of life.
The minister, saying that the country’s patent has increased fron 6 to 58 over the years, said school children were deliberately included in this year’s celebration, as government is interested in growing a generation of business men and women who would be depending on technologies in the country.
In a lecture delivered during the occasion the country representative for UNESCO, Dr Enang Moma highlighted areas where science has been of been of immense benefit to mankind and its evolution from time back to now while expressing dismay over the almost nonexistent presence of women in the growth of science and technology with a call for drastic measures to be taken to change the trend.
Ealier in his welcome remark the permanent secretary of the ministry , Mr Bako Nabasu said the celebration is to show how important science is to daily lives of the people and to draw attention to the challenges faced by scientists while drawing support for them.
High point of the occasion was the display of some science projects by schools in attendance.
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