Nigerian govt canvasses diaspora support for economic devt

The Federal Government wants Nigerians in diaspora to assist the country in attainingeconomic and technological development.

Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, told Nigerians who attended an Investment Forum in New York that the diaspora had a lot to contribute to the country.

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Correspondent Detola Ademola reports that Nigeria has always been known as a resource-based economy, but the federal government is determined to change that.

Speaking to Nigerian scientists and Inventors in new York,  the minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, said the country needs their help.

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Onu said the task of developing Nigeria had now become an urgent one, particularly with science and technology as the livewire of the development.

On their part, Nigerian diasporans called for transparency and removal of bottlenecks in government businesses to aid investment.

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The Technology minister promised that any finding made from the researches
would be commercialized and the funds would be used to develop the country.

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