IF the full potentials of Science and Technology are adequately harnessed in production processes by the present administration, Nigeria will soon be competing with developed countries.
Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu made this known in Abuja, on Thursday, while addressing World Press conference on the forthcoming 2017 Techno Expo with the theme: “Science, Technology and Innovation for Nigeria’s Economic Diversification.”
Dr Onu, who said it was high time for Nigerians to patronize made-in-Nigeria goods with a view to encouraging the inventors, further stressed that the proposed Expo would bring in a lot of innovations, which if Nigerians adopted, would create more employment opportunities for the teeming youths in particular and enhance foreign earnings.
He said with the endowment of human and material resources, Nigeria should stop importing, saying Nigeria has what it takes to attain greatness in no distant future.
The minister said as the present administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari continue fighting corruption, it is necessary to fight poverty and only science and technology has tremendous capacity that affects virtually all sectors.