FG Has promised that any Nigerian scientist that is able to develop vaccine to stem the scourge of the deadly Corona Virus disease (COVID-19) or Lassa fever virus with the sum of N36 million.
This was disclosed by the minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu during the send-forth of a retiring director of chemical technology department of the ministry, Engr. Akinyemi Oyefeso, in Abuja.
Though no case of Corona Virus has been recorded in Nigeria, the death toll for the Lassa fever has risen to over 70 in the country as at yesterday.
Onu challenged Nigerian inventors, innovators and scientists to find a cure for various diseases that are proving intractable, adding Nigeria is well-endowed with both human and material resources to surmount them.
He further pointed out Nigerian scientists are highly rated across the globe, even as he expressed optimism the country will make key contributions in so many areas of Science and Technology to the delight of the entire world in no distant time.