The Minister of Science and Technology Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has said that Nigerian Scientists are working hard to improve on our herbs and plants to make drugs that cure ravaging diseases in the world through research.
A statement signed by Irondi C. Ifeoma of the Ministry’s Press and Public Relations Department said the Minister said this when the National Coordinator, Partnership Action for Safe Schooling, PASS, paid him a visit in his Abuja office on Monday.
Onu also said that deforestation was very dangerous as cutting down trees without replacement was harmful to economic development.
“We are working with Ministries of Agriculture and Environment towards finding a lasting solution to de-forestation in Nigeria” he added.
Earlier, the Coordinator of Project PASS, Amb. Emenike Eme, told the Minister that the purpose of their visit is to seek partnership in harnessing the enormous wealth of Science and Technology, towards improving the safety of our Schools, through the project, PASS.
The Ministry called for increased partnership in harnessing the enormous wealth of Science and Technology towards improving the Safety of Children in Schools.
Dr. Onu said that children having the necessary protection needed for their safety, is a priority of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration .
He further said that the importance of the most vulnerable in the Society like children cannot be overemphasized hence the need for their protection, security, and overall needs.
The Minister assured of the Ministry’s partnership in support and development of children in the country.