The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has said that the Ministry would deploy Science, Technology and Innovation to actualize the president’s promise of freeing 100 million Nigerians from the poverty trap.
Onu disclosed this while addressing Supervising Directors, Heads of Agencies and staff of the Ministry on Monday in Abuja.
“There is no way you can move Nigeria out of poverty without the inputs of Science and Technology. It is Science, Technology and Innovation that will help us to create new technologies and those new technologies will now be the basis of new status. That is to say new enterprises and entrepreneurs will now grow by using those new technologies”.
He further explained that the smaller businesses created will grow from medium to large scale, thereby enhancing wealth creation, poverty alleviation and improvement in Gross Domestic Products. (GDP)