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A Chemical Engineer Becomes Nigeria's Minister of Science and Technology – See A Brief Profile

Meet our new Minister of Science and Technology, the 64-year-old Chemical Engineer, Mr. Ogbonnaya Onu. P.S: I think he is the first Chemical Engineer to be appointed in this office.
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It appears the new Minister of Science and technology is also a smarty pant, According to Wikipedia, He obtained grade one with distinction in his West African School Certificate examination  and distinctions in Physics and Chemistry at the College of Immaculate Conception, Enugu where he also graduated as the best overall student. He also graduated with a first class honors degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Lagos.  He later travelled to the states where  he obtained his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, California, USA, in 1980, where he did extensive work on coal liquefaction and production of synthetic fuels under mild conditions.
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Mr. Ogbonnaya has a website of his own, nothing out of the ordinary, but it helps that he is a bit tech savvy.
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Asides being a Chemical Engineer, he is also a writer, his books include “Technology and National Development”, “Building a Modern Nigeria” and “A Footprint: Memoirs of a Chief Servant”.
Many people online are of the opinion that his age would affect his reign, what are your opinions?

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16 comments on “A Chemical Engineer Becomes Nigeria's Minister of Science and Technology – See A Brief Profile

  1. Covenant Oyetade says:

    People of like-minded should be at the helms of affairs of this country.
    Congratulations to him on his appointment.

    1. Danmola Ahmodu-Rufai says:

      Seconded ????????

  2. tochukwu osakwe says:

    They should ve appointed miss techy, i bet that man doesnt know morw than miss techy in tech trends…lol

    1. Covenant Oyetade says:

      That’s very thoughtful of you.

  3. Otobong says:

    Enough said. Lets see what he can offer

    1. Covenant Oyetade says:

      Of course. All we can do is to wait.

  4. Joshua says:

    well let’s watch and see

    1. Covenant Oyetade says:

      Abi. Make we siddon dey look.

  5. Dharn says:

    Age!?? He’s not going to be there forever!

    1. Covenant Oyetade says:

      Of course, you’re right. So, let’s give them the chance to prove themselves.

  6. FELIX says:

    I’ll keep my comments

    1. Covenant Oyetade says:

      I like you. Wise man observes first before making any comments.

  7. KingAbsolute says:

    I’m not impressed, I thought he’s younger, I don’t believe in these old men in power.

    1. Covenant Oyetade says:

      Age has less to do with productivity, truast me.

  8. kasy says:

    Nice, But ya dem no like young peeps for these post.

    1. Covenant Oyetade says:

      Well, it depends on your definition of “young”.
      A man of 55 is still quite young. So?

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