The Federal Government has announced a N36m cash prize for any Nigerian that finds cure for the ravaging coronavirus also known as COVID-19 and Lassa fever.
Speaking on Thursday at an event, the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, said, “I challenge all Nigerian scientists to go out and find cures for coronavirus and Lassa fever. Any scientist that is able to do this will be given N36m,” the Punch reports.
“There is nothing that we want to do that we can’t do. Nigeria will be making contributions to the world. This prize is open to the universities; it is also open to private laboratories and research institutes.” he added. The announcement elicited cheers from participants at the event.
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