The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovations, Dr Ognonnaya Onu has declared his interest to join the long list of presidential aspirants under the All Progressives Congress APC.
The minister who announced his interest at an event in Abuja on Friday said he deliberately delayed his announcement to allow Nigerians return from the festivities considering the importance of his ambition.
The former Abia State Governor while reeling out the reasons for his ambition warned that Nigeria can no longer depend on foreigners for everything.
He averred that the country needed to focus on growing a knowledge economy, driven by science, technology and innovation.
”This is so because no nation has ever become truly great, whether in ancient or modern times, without the efficient and effective deployment of science, technology and innovation to nation-building, he said.
“ My fellow Nigerians, we have the key to unlocking the prosperity of our dear nation. I want all Nigerians, particularly the youth to know that Nigeria has a bright future. Let there be nothing that can make any Nigerian lose hope about the future of Nigeria”.
“The Almighty God that created us, gave our dear nation, everything that she needs to be a leader in the world. Working together, we will make use of the knowledge economy driven by STI to make Nigeria truly great.