You cannot see remarkable growth and development in a country if the leaders of that country and also a sizable percentage of it’s population place little or no importance in RESEARCH, INVENTION AND INNOVATION IN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY. It’s that simple.
A country that majors in consumption instead of production is bound to fail…
1) The Nigerian government and peoples need to do more to encourage RESEARCH, INVENTION AND INNOVATION IN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY. Inventors and innovators must be identified, rewarded and celebrated. Their products and services must see the light of day – come to full fruition and be in the hands and lives of the masses both locally and internationally.
2) Well to do Nigerians in higher numbers must step up to the plate and become “angel investors” – to invest money in the work of home-grown inventors and innovators in Science and Tech. We have these inventors and innovators all over Nigeria.
3) Nigerians who may not consider themselves as millionaires can also assist. They can “crowdfund” an invention or innovation. Also, simple gifts of say ₦10,000 or ₦20,000 to individuals with great Science & Tech ideas can go a long way.
I can go on and on. But will stop here for now. We need an “attitudinal change”. A powerful “mind-shift” must occur… #OneLoveKaro