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Published On: Wed, Sep 25th, 2019

FG to encourage creativity in scientific innovation, says Minister

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By Usman Shuaibu

The Minister of Science and Technology Dr.Ogbonnaya Onu has said the Ministry will continue to encourage Nigerians to develop their creativity and innovations in finding solutions too many problems confronting the nation.
He said this when Professor (Dr.) Dikeoha Okwu a mathematics innovator paid him a courtesy call in his office on Tuesday 2019 in Abuja.
Dr. Onu also said that every profession is important; likewise, we need to make sure our children study and develop Aptitude for Mathematics.
Dr.Onu stressed that no nation in the history of humanity has ever become truly great without science, technology and innovation. Egypt, Rome, USA, and other countries that have been in the center of human civilization have all grown as a result of Science, Technology and Innovation, he added.
According to him, we need to begin the journey that would make our young people show interest in the study of Science and Mathematics. He also said that the inventions displayed by the Innovator are very important which will draw the attention of our young people to be familiar with what they will meet in the field.
According to the Minister, the world is at the fourth Technological age, and Nigerians being some of the most intelligent people in the world cannot afford to lag behind.
He commended Prof.Okwu, for his research and creativity in the field of Mathematics, and also promised that the Ministry will support him through a programme under one of the department.
Earlier, Professor (Dr.) Dikeoha Okwu demonstrated some of the mathematical instruments that can be used in schools. According to him, he said he has written over 10million mathematical games.
He also showcased some materials for entertainment in mathematics, which are in three categories; one-on-one, classroom, and the stadium types, which were all made in Nigeria and that he needs recognition from the government.

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