Science and Technology Minister Ogbonnaya Onu has embarked on a visit to the US to woo investors into Nigeria’s economy.
Onu will also meet and discuss with Nigerians in the country where he is expected to lay bare the investment opportunities in the country with a viewing to making them return and tap into them.
This was revealed in a statement by the Ministry where it also noted that Onu will be in Cuba where he would sign a Memorandum of Understanding on science and technology.
“The visit to the United States of America which is from August 27 to September 4 will afford the minister the opportunity to meet with Nigerians in the United States to sensitise them to the numerous advantages of the Executive Order Five, which is to ensure the realisation of the objectives of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, 2017-2020,” the statement added.
“In accordance with section five (capacity building) of the Executive Order Five, the ministry is expected to take steps to encourage indigenous professionals in the Diaspora to return home and use their experience to develop Nigeria. Onu is expected to visit New York, Washington-DC and Florida.”
It added that b“The minister will, at the end of the visit to the US, proceed to Cuba on September 5 to honour the invitation of the Government of Cuba to enable both countries to evaluate the possibilities of cooperation in the areas of science, technology and innovation.