Minister of State for Science, Technology and Innovation, Barrister Mohammed Abdullahi has said that Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is important to all round socio-economic development as the fate of the global community lay solely in these subjects.
The future, fate and destiny of the world’s youths is dependent on STI which plays a vital role in all spheres of global affairs be it military, economy, entertainment etc.
The Minister was represented by the Director- General of the Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi ( FIIRO) Mrs. Agnes Yemi Asagbra at the 1st International Conference with the theme: “Advocacy for Applied Sciences, Research & Quality STEM Education Through Erasmus” on Monday in Lagos.
The Minister further emphasized that STEM should be embraced by every Nigerian, adding that STEM education should be a priority to engaging the younger generation to create a better Country.
The Minister also said studies have shown that STEM workers play a major role in the sustainability, growth and stability of every nation, there by creating critical thinkers, increased science literacy and generate more innovators.
He also hammered on the agenda of president Buhari,s administration which is hinged on the need for all Nigerians to harness our natural resources for growth and economic sustainability and the need for STEM in all scheme of affairs.
The Minister called on African Nations to be passionate in the pursuance of STI in getting it right as this would harness all its intellectual and natural capabilities to achieve socio economic development.
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