Nigerian Government Announces N36M Cash Reward For Any Nigerian Scientist Who Finds A Cure For Coronavirus


The Nigerian government has announced that they are going to give any Nigerian scientist who finds a cure for the deadly coronavirus a N36 million cash reward.

This announcement was made by the Minister of Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu in a recent submission at the send forth party organised in honour of the former director of Chemical Technology in the ministry, who recently retired.

In his submission, he stated that Nigerian scientists need to go into research to find a cure for coronavirus so the world can know that Nigeria has the best minds.

He said;

”I am confident that our scientists have what it takes to find a solution to our problems and make Nigeria be self-reliant. I have no doubt in my mind that they can do it. This is the only way we can reposition our nation to be self-reliant: creating jobs, fight poverty and create wealth for our people in line with President Buhari’s agenda.

We are doing our best to encourage them in this regard. I challenge them to go into research and find a solution to Coronavirus so that the world will know that we have the best minds we can be proud of.

I am challenging our scientists On behalf of the Ministry, I am pledging the sum of N36million for any Nigerian scientist that finds a solution to Coronavirus. We will not go to bed or rest until solution is found to this disease.”