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Ekweremadu Challenges Nigeria Scientists To Develop Device for Tracking Insurgents


Ignatius Okpara, Enugu

As the insecurity challenge facing Nigeria continues unabated, Deputy Senate President (DSP), Ike Ekweremadu has challenged scientists in the country to rise up and proffer solution to the problem.

ike_EkweremaduSpeaking in Nsukka on Friday,Ekweremadu, said the time has come for Nigerian scientists to develop devices that could be used to track members of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram insurgents.

The DSP, spoke at the Centre for Basic Space Science CBSS, Nsukka, during his one-day official visit to the establishment.

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 will stop”.

“I committed some of my constituency projects fund to CBSS so as to help in development of science space technology”, he added.

Ekweremadu, who had earlier paid courtesy call on Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, professor Barto Okolo, expressed condolences to victims of Thursday bomb blast in Nyanya Abuja.

He also prayed and hoped for the quick release of over 200 secondary school students abducted by the Boko Haram sect in Chibok, Borno State.

While announcing the donation of a transformer to Eburummiri, the host community of the CBSS in Nsukka, Ekweremadu 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.

The lawmaker also urged corporate organizations and wealthy Nigerians to   join hands with government in funding vital centres as CBSS, saying the insecurity challenge confronting Nigeria now requires the support of all and sundry in tackling.



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