By Chinonso Alozie
Owerri – An elder Statesman, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu of Imo State, has said that the time has come for us to begin to think of what to do with our natural resources cas he alled on the Federal Government to use the crude oil for the production of other materials rather than exporting to other countries.
He gave this advice Yesterday in Owerri at the HERB FEST 2016, organized by the Bio-resources Development Group of Prof. Maurice Iwu.
Iwuanyanwu reasoned that the crude oil could be used to manufacture many other products in the country that were imported into Nigeria.
He, however, attributed the current economic challenges facing the country to total neglect of other sectors by the government and that time has come to redefine the process in order to have the expected result.
“You can see that, many people are thinking of what to do but nobody is talking of Science and Technology. I am happy now that we have gathered together especially in this time of recession.”
” The time has come for us to begin to think of what to do with our natural resources particularly the crude oil, we can use it to start producing many products, it will also add value to our natural resources. “