Nigeria and the Republic of Cuba will work together to research biotechnology that can be used to make medicines.
When the Cuban Ambassador to Nigeria, Clara Escadel, paid him a visit in his Abuja office on Monday, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation, revealed this.
The minister said that Nigeria’s young people would help and speed up the development of biotechnology for pharmaceuticals.
According to Onu, Nigerian youths, both at home and abroad, have reached the pinnacle of their professions in various technological endeavors.
He went on to say that if the youths were given the requisite skills, they might push Nigeria to new heights.
A lot of people say that Nigeria is taking care of food insecurity because it has become the biggest rice producer and exporter on the African continent.
He pointed out that yam agriculture in Nigeria was no longer simply for food but also as a raw material for industry thanks to biotechnology.
In the past, Escadel said that her visit was to look into Nigeria’s participation in the Bio Habana 2022 International Conference, which would be held in Cuba in 2022. It would be held from April 25 to April 29.
She praised the two countries’ cooperation, emphasizing the vast prospects available in Nigeria.