By Binta Shama Abuja–
Th e federal government has called on all states of the federation, especially Kano to utilize the benefi ts of science and technology in nation building.
Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, who stated this yesterday in his offi ce in Abuja urged Kano state Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, to create an independent Ministry of Science and Technology in the state.
“Whenever there is a sharp drop in commodity prices, it aff ects us and Kano is a very prominent state, it is second most populous state after Lagos.
It is a very important state and a commercial centre in the northern part of Nigeria” Onu said.
Chairperson Action Committee for the establishment of Neem fertilizer processing plant in Kano state, Hajia Waziri, implored the minister to advice and assist in the actualization of a pilot Neem fertilizer Processing Plant in Kano.
“Kano State Government is ever ready to provide an enabling environment for more collaborations, cooperation and assistance with the Ministry of Science and technology and its agencies.
She stated” Waziri further appealed to the minister to consider Kano state while establishing new agencies, facilitating interventions of development partners in future development of the ministry.