Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has said that a sustained
investment in science and technology would eventually result in
The governor spoke while formally inaugurating an engineering
laboratory built by the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas company for the
University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Addressing the students, the governor
pledged to remain committed to the growth of science and technology by
expanding capacity in the sector and deploying same for the rapid
growth of the state’s economy.
The governor who was represented by his deputy, Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo,
added that the establishment of the laboratory would enhance the
school’s capacity to solve the nation’s quest for self-sufficiency in
science and technology.
“Apart from boosting the intellectual, scientific and technologic and
technological capacity of the University of Nigeria, a facility of
this sophistication and magnitude also complements our current efforts
to upgrade and modernize Nsukka,” he said, urging the university
authority to make judicious use of the facility.
Speaking, the minister of science and technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu,
represented by the director-general of Projects and Development Agency
(PRODA), Enugu, Dr. Charles Agulanna, paid glowing tribute on Governor
Ugwuanyi creative management of the state’s resources and canvassed
more support for his administration.
In a speech, the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Benjamin
Chukwuma Ozumba, said the institution’s collaboration with the
Nigerian Liquified Natural Gas has been worthwhile. He also thanked
Governor Ugwuanyi’s remarkable support towards the growth of the
For the visibly elated managing director and chief executive officer
of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas, Mr. Tony Atta, the facility is a
fulfillment of the company’s corporate social responsibility.