Ogbonnaya Onu
Ogbonnaya Onu

NIGERIAN government has disclosed its plan to harmonise working relationship with Portugal and Argentina governments. The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu who disclosed this to journalists in Abuja during World Press Day, said the two countries declared their willingness to partner with Nigeria in the area of science and technology. Onu said Portugal Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education had agreed to cooperate with Nigeria in the area of agriculture, biotechnology, biomedical sciences, space science and education. He revealed that the interest of Portugal was to work with other nations to manage their resources of Atlantic Ocean which occupies almost one feet of space available in the planet. The minister said Argentina Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation would soon send a draft bill of Memorandum of Understanding that would indicate the area of cooperation. Onu regretted that Nigeria had not embraced science and technology, adding that diversifying economy without science and technology would not make the diversification sustainable and competitive. He said the Ministry of Science and Technology had the mandate to help the nation to get out of present economic quagmire with knowledge and innovation driven based.
The minister pointed out that Nigeria had technology gaps and that his ministry had decided to use technology developed elsewhere, particularly from nations willing to share knowledge with Nigeria, to close those gaps. He said the task of moving Nigeria to knowledge based was a difficult one that needed urgent action, adding that his ministry wanted to deplore science and technology so that all its achievements would be sustainable and competitive.


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  • vic

    NIGERIA IS A LOST SOUL, SIGNING ANY AGREEMENT ANYWHERE WITH ANY DICK AND HARRY COUNTRY.