President Muhammadu Buhari has asserted that Nigeria’s future rests on its involvement in science and technology.

Buhari said Nigeria’s active participation in science and technology would determine its survival in the nearest future.

The President made the assertion when he conferred the Nigerian National Order of Merit (NNOM) Award for years 2020 and 2021 on three distinguished Nigerians in the field of medicine and science, at the State House Abuja on Tuesday.

The recipients were Dr Oluyinka Olurotimi Olutoye, Medicine (2020); the late Professor Charles Ejike Chidume, Science (2020) and Professor Godwin O. Samuel Ekhaguere, Science (2021).


Speaking at the event, the President noted that Nigeria would continue to celebrate the scholars’ achievements.

Buhari urged the upcoming youths to emulate the achievements and shining examples of the award recipients.

“Please endeavour, at all times, to serve as beacons of hope and aspiration for the younger generation of Nigerians.

“Our survival and collective future as a nation ultimately rests on our being active participants in global developmental efforts, especially in science and technology,” Buhari said

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