The Federal Government on Monday said it planned to build a science and technology museum in each of the country’s six geo-political zones.
The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, said in Abuja that the idea was to stimulate children’s interest in science and technology in the country.
“Science, technology and Innovation museum is very important. We want our young people to have interest in science and technology. With that all the natural phenomena that happen – lightning, rainfall – we will have explanations on them there.
“All these little equipment and so on, we will put it in a way that children will start developing interest from early age,” the minister said.
Even the adults, he pointed out, would also like to go in there, because major achievements of science and technology across the country would also be showcased there.
Although he said it would take time to be built, the minister said it was important that it should be done, adding that there was no major country without many of such institutions.
Once the funds become available, he said government would start in Abuja, pointing out that work would soon commence at the site for the SHESTCO Silicon Valley.
“We are going to start a technology village. The money allocated is not much, but we thank President Muhammadu Buhari and we are assuring of more support. We will start work; our intention is to have it in the six zones,” Mr. Onu said.