Nigeria’s Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST) says it will increase the tempo toward encouraging youths to study courses in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Bitrus Nabasu, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, made this known in Abuja.

Aminu stated that Nabasu made the remark when he received Certificate of Performance as icon of diligent service and capacity building in the Federal Civil Service from Vision 1, a Youth Leadership Development Initiative.

“The ministry’s intention is to propel the nation’s youthful population by encouraging our youths to study courses in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

“The ministry is focused on promoting self-reliance in Science, Technology and Innovation, which is our constitutional function as spelt out in Section 18, Sub-section 2, whereby the Federal Government must promote STI.”

According to him, there is need for Nigeria to be self-reliant by producing goods and services that the prices can be determined by the nation.

Nabasu commended the organisation for the efforts to promote national development.

Victor Nse-Abasi, the Deputy Chief Executive of Vision 1 Leadership Development Initiative, commended the permanent secretary for driving the ministry’s activities in line with set-out objectives of the ministry.

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