The Federal Government has challenged Nigerian scientists to find a cure for the dreaded coronavirus currently threatening the world.
Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu pledged a N36 million prize for any Nigerian scientist who finds the cure. He was speaki at the send forth party organised in honour of the former Director of Chemical Technology in the ministry.
He explained that the pledge was to encourage local scientists to venture into innovative researches and reassured them that the federal government is supportive to research and development.
The minister charged the scientists to be proactive in finding lasting solutions to human challenges to prove to the world that Nigeria has the capacity to address human problems not only at local scale but at the global level.
‘‘I am confident that our scientists have what it takes to find solutions to our problems and make Nigeria become self-reliant. I have no doubt in my mind that they can do it. This is the only way we can reposition our nation,” said the minister.