The Federal government has made a solemn promise of N36 million cash prize to any Nigerian scientist who can find a cure for Coronavirus.
Minister of Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, made this announcement when he spoke at the send forth party organized in honor of the former director of Chemical Technology in the ministry, who retired recently.
Onu stated that Nigerian scientists need to make a thorough research to find a cure for coronavirus so the world can know that Nigeria has the best minds, adding that he’s confident they have what it takes to find a solution to the problem and make Nigeria self-reliant.
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”I am confident that our scientists have what it takes to find solution to our problems and make Nigeria be self reliant. I have no doubt in my mind that they can do it. This is the only way we can reposition our nation to be self reliant: creating jobs, fight poverty and create wealth for our people in line with President Buhari’s agenda.
We are doing our best to encourage them in this regard. I challenge them to go into research and find solution to Coronavirus so that the world will know that we have the best minds we can be proud of.
I am challenging our scientists On behalf of the Ministry, I am pledging the sum of N36million for any Nigerian scientist that finds solution to Coronavirus. We will not go to bed or rest until solution is found to this disease,”