Nigerian children will inherit self-reliant nation —FG
The Federal Government is working hard to ensure that children in Nigeria inherit a self-reliant nation that will not rely on importation of goods and services to survive.
Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, said this while receiving members of the Neighbourhood Children’s Parliament on a courtesy visit in his office in Abuja.
He said, “we want our children to inherit a nation they will be proud of wherever they go and also inherit a Nigeria where extreme poverty has been defeated.”
Dr Onu said that children were the nation’s greatest resource, and his ministry would spare no resource in supporting them.
The minister went down the memory lane on his visits to schools in order to encourage students to embrace science, technology and engineering (STE) subjects.
He charged the students to remain resolute and creative towards invention and innovation in order to create personal wealth and in the long run for the nation.
“Children would make outstanding contributions to Nigeria, both male and female students are capable of making great achievements,” he added.
Dr Onu said government was determined to build a brighter future for Nigerians, especially as the execution of the Executive Order 5, which was a revolutionary document that would turn around the fortunes of the country.
Earlier, the Executive Coordinator of Excellent Neighbourhood Children’s Parliament Ambassador (Mrs.) Uzoma Ihedirimadu Abudu, said the aim of the parliament was to inculcate leadership and citizenship values in children so as to enable them become good and informed global citizen.
“We do this by organising sporting activities, trainings and educational games every Saturday on relevant topics as well as organising debates and excursions. It is a space for children to express their views and opinions in matters that concerns them in their community and neighbourhood with the aim of finding solutions for a better society,” she stated.