Federal Government of Nigeria on Thursday said its ready to pay a sum of N36m as giveaway to any Nigerian that finds cure for Coronavirus and Lassa fever.
Federal Government through the minister of science and technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu said provision is on ground to compensate any body who who finds lasting and reliable cure for the two deadly epidemic diseases.
“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.”
“There is nothing that we want to do that we can’t do. Nigeria will be making contributions to the world.”
Ogbonnaya said who appreciated the works of the Nigerian Scientists, pledged to fulfill their promise as soon as the cure is found.
“Research takes a lot of time and energy, and we will be very happy to fulfil our pledge.
“This prize is open to the universities; it is also open to private laboratories and research institutes.” he said.