The Minister of Science and Technology Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has called for increased partnership in harnessing the enormous wealth of Science and Technology towards improving the Safety of Children in Schools.
The Minister said this when the National Coordinator, Partnership Action for Safe Schooling, PASS, paid him a courtesy visit in his office on Monday 27th June in Abuja.
According to a statement from the office of the Deputy Director and Head of Press and Protocol of the ministry, Dr. Onu said that protection and safety of children is a key cardinal focus of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration .
He further stressed 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 the Environmental Safety Corps of the Ministry’s partnership in support and development of Children.
He further stated that Nigerian Scientists are working hard to come up with methodology to improve local herbs for drug making as well as cure ravaging diseases across the world. He added that deforestation is very dangerous as cutting down trees without replacement is harmful to economic development.
“We are in 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.