“Crude Oil & Minerals Are Valued More Than Nigerian Youths” – Buhari’s Minister, Onu

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A Nigerian minister has lamented lives of Nigerians youths are not valued in country.

Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu made observation while speaking on Tuesday at book launch of the former Minister of Education, Professor Tunde Adeniran, titled: “Africa’s Security Challenges In The 21st Century; Power, Principles and Praxis in Global ”.

He observed crude and natural resources are valued than lives and potentials of Nigerian youths.

Dr Onu made this divulgence on Tuesday According the Minister: ‘Nigeria is endowed very intelligent youths. They are a national asset rather than a curse and this asset needs be converted for the benefits of the country.

‘Unfortunately, today, natural resources such as crude and minerals, are appreciated and valued than youths. These resources do not add up the value which the youths can bring. youths have tremendous potentials need be encouraged.’

Dr Onu added that science, technology and innovation have the capacity educate and provide youths the skills they need bring out their potentials, while describing the author, Prof. Adeniran, as ‘a star that guides shine.’

Speaking at the event, the Chairman of Tertiary Education Trust , Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, lamented over the increasing of insecurity cases in the country, describing the situation as ‘a tragic story to tell and a nightmare.’

Also speaking at the event, the former Governor of Ekiti State, Chief Olusegun Adebayo, acknowledged insecurity as a threat to governance, while he appeals to the to handle it seriously.

‘Insecurity is a disaster to any , including Nigeria, but if we commit more time and strategies to it, we will bring it to submission.’

However, the book reviewer, Professor Jideofor Adibe, a publisher of professional journals, noted that the book deserves to have a place in every library.

He said: ‘ see it as a reference source and not just a book. Another point is that it is a very detailed examination of the sources and drivers of security concerns in Africa contextual and historical discussions on each driver,’ adding that ‘the book approaches history from a strictly African perspective.’

In his closing remarks, the of the Nigerian Folklore Society (NFS), Dr Bukar Usman, spoke passionately about the unity of Nigeria, insisting that the and all citizens must do all they can to endure that the country does not break up.