By Chinenyeh Ozor
Nsukka: Nigeria’s Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has charged university of Nigeria, Nsukka centre for basic space science and other scientists in country to proffer solution to the worsening insecurity in the country.
Speaking at the permanent site of the space science in Nsukka, Senator Ekweremadu challenged scientists to develop devices that could be used to track insurgents.
Ekweremadu, who was at the Centre for Basic Space Science on a one-day official visit, earlier paid courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
He expressed condolences to victims of bomb blast in Nyanya Abuja, and hoped for quick release of over 200 secondary school students abducted by the Boko Haram sect in Chibok, Borno State.
He said, “I believe science can proffer solutions to security challenges in this country.
”I challenge scientists in this country to come up with a device that can track terrorists in their hideouts so that killing of innocent Nigerians would stop”.
”I committed some of my constituency projects fund to CBSS so as to help in development of science space technology”, he added.
While announcing the donation of a transformer to Ebulumiri host community to UNN centre for basic space science, he stated that every part of Nigeria was his constituency.
”Even though I am from Enugu State, I consider every part of Nigeria as my constituency, so we shall continue to make our own contribution as much as we can to make life better for Nigerians.
”It is embarrassing that you are close to Nsukka town but you don’t have light, water and road; every community deserves all necessities of life”.
Also speaking at the Princess Alexandria Auditorium of the UNN at a public presentation of a book entitled “Braving the Stars”, a biography on Prof. Pius Nwankwo Okeke, Ekweremadu described him as “a man who has made significant mark in the subject of Physics and Space Science and Technology in Nigeria and Africa”.
”I have followed with keen interest his ambition to ensure that Nigeria and Africa are fully involved in the efforts to develop Space Science Technology the world map.