Ogbonnaya Onu: Crude Oil And Minerals Are Valued More Than Nigerian Youths

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has observed that crude oil and other natural resources are valued more than the lives and potential of young Nigerians.

Dr. Un made this disclosure on Tuesday at the presentation of the book by former Minister of Education, Professor Tunde Adeniran, entitled: “Africa’s security challenges in the 21st century; Power, principles and praxis in global politics ”.

According to the minister: “Nigeria is endowed with very intelligent young people. They are a national asset rather than a curse and this asset must be converted for the economic benefits of the country.

“Unfortunately, today, natural resources like crude oil and minerals are more appreciated and valued than our young people. These resources do not add to the value that young people can bring. Our young people have tremendous potential that needs to be encouraged ”.

Dr Un added that science, technology and innovation have the ability to educate and provide young people with the skills they need to develop their potential, while describing the author, Professor Adeniran, as “a guiding star people to shine. “

Speaking at the event, the president of the Trust Fund for Tertiary Education, Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, lamented the increasing number of cases of insecurity in the country and described the situation as “a tragic story to tell and a nightmare.”

Also speaking at the event, former Ekiti state governor Chief Olusegun Adebayo recognized the insecurity as a threat to governance, while calling on the government to handle it more seriously.

“Insecurity is a disaster for any government, including Nigeria, but if we put in more time and strategy, we will subdue it.”

However, book critic Professor Jideofor Adibe, a professional magazine publisher, pointed out that the book deserves to have a place in all libraries.

He said: ‘I see it as a reference source and not just a book. Another point is that it is a very detailed examination of the sources and drivers of security concerns in Africa with contextual and historical discussions on each driver, “adding that” the book addresses history from a strictly African perspective. “

In his closing remarks, the president of the Nigerian Folklore Society (NFS), Dr. Bukar Usman, spoke passionately about the unity of Nigeria, insisting that the government and all citizens must do everything possible to support the country does not disintegrate.

Source: – Sunnews