The Federal Government says it will build a Science and Technology museum in each of the six geopolitical zones of the country.
The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, disclosed this in an interview on the News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja.
Onu explained that the idea was to stimulate children’s interest in science and technology.
He said: “The science museum is very important.
“We want our young people to have interest in science and technology.
“A Science and Technology and Innovation Museum will do a lot for us.
“One, 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.
“Then adults will also like to go in because we also showcase major achievements of science and technology across the country.
“It will take us time to get it built but it is very important; there is no major country that does not have many of those.
“So, we need to start again with one, then as funds become available, we do more.
“We will start in Abuja.”
On SHESTCO Silicon Valley, Onu said the Federal Government would soon begin work at the site as funds had already been allocated for the project.
He said: “We are going to start a technology village.
“The money allocated is not much, but we thank President Muhammed Buhari and we are assured of more support.
“We will start work; our intention is to have it in the six zones.
“But we will have to start with one.”