MINISTER of State for Science and Technology, Mohammed Abdullahi has called on parents and guardians to encourage their children and wards to embrace science subjects in schools, while he urged Nigerian youths to be good ambassadors of the country by supporting the federal government’s developmental objectives.
Abdullahi made the call when he received the delegation of the National Youths Council of Nigeria, Nassarawa State Chapter.
According to him, technology drives every economy, military operations and almost every area of human endeavours, stressing that the future, fate and destiny of the world depend on technology.
He further expressed his satisfaction on the National Youth Council on how they have remained harmonised and united as an association.
The minister also appealed to the students to exhibit unity and cooperation amongst themselves, adding that it is by doing so that they would develop the state. “No country in spite of its capacity for science and technology can excel if there is no peace in the land.” He added the need for youths to collaborate with the federal government to ensure that there is peace in the country.
Abdullahi assures that the ministry is making efforts to ensure that more youths embrace science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Earlier, the President of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, Nassarawa State Chapter, Comrade Idris Ojoko said that the council in the state had been dysfunctional for decades but because of his intervention, the unity of the council had been regained and they now have a united National Youth Council in the state.