Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that strategic partnership with the Media on Science, Technology and Innovation STI development is the key to move the country from resource to knowledge based economy.
The Minister said this when the Leadership Newspaper group paid him a courtesy visit in his office, on Friday in Abuja.
Onu stated that the Ministry has taken it upon itself to move the economy away from depending on commodities to a knowledge and innovation driven economy.
“We are a very blessed Nation, rich with abundant Natural Resources, 6th largest exporter of crude oil, yet whenever there is a sharp drop in the price of commodities in the International market, it adversely affects the economy.”
He stressed that the country’s enormous natural resources, if properly harnessed, can add value to the economy and be transformed into finished products for export.
This he said will help expand the economy through our local production and wealth will not just be created for individuals, but for the country adding that, it is the surest way out of poverty.