The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has charged young Nigerian entrepreneurs to be innovative and venture into science and innovation in solving the social and economic problems of the country.
Dr. Onu, gave the charge when he received the management team of School Shell-a Tech start-up company that designs platforms for school administration amongst students, parents and teachers on Tuesday 26th June, 2018 in his office in Abuja.
He expressed joy in the resolve of the Nigerian youths, who constitutes the majority of the nation’s population in devoting their energy and resources to technology and innovation.
He further tasked the youths to ensure that the nation attains economic viability, whereby Nigeria produces what she needs, thereby strengthening the Naira, creating wealth and creating jobs for the teeming youth populace.
He appreciated the gains of the tech start-up firm to paddle through the myriad of challenges to build a software that would create effective solutions and add to the pool of technological innovations in the country.
He highlighted the achievements of the various agencies of the ministry in developing technological solutions and commercialising them so as to add value to the nation’s economy.
He expressed optimism, that due to the resilience of Nigerian youths and their interest in science, technology and innovation, the future of Nigeria is assured.
In his own remarks, the CEO of School Shell, Mr. Ayo David Ajayi expressed his firm’s passion in building a new Nigeria that would embrace Science, Technology and Innovation and added that School shell was created to proffer solutions to previous murky issues in school administration, such as making learning more effective, bridging the gap between students and parents.