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NIGERIA: Iwuanyanwu knocks FG over scientific institutions

Chief Emmanuel IwuanyanwuA member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Board of Trustees, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, has condemned the alleged plan by the Federal Government to merge or scrap some scientific institutions in the country, describing the move as ridiculous.

Iwuanyanwu, who spoke at the 11th Raw Materials Research and Development Council Techno-Expo and 25th anniversary of RMRDC in Abuja, said that instead of contemplating to merge or scrap any scientific institution, the government should rather encourage and improve on their capacities.

He said that for the country to be reckoned with as one of the greatest economies in the world, it should invest on scientific institutions and urged the Senate Committee on Science and Technology and the Minister of Science and Technology to talk to the government on the disadvantage of the planned action.

Also speaking, Chairman Senate Committee on Science and Technology and chairman of the occasion, Prof. Robert Boroffice, said the issue of scrapping and merging institutions in the country was a serious issue.

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