The Federal Government on monday awarded scholarship up to PhD to three Nigerian students who came top at the 2018, 774 Young Nigerian Scientists Presidential Award.
President Muhammadu Buhari, who was represented by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, disclosed this at the opening ceremony of science and technology innovation expo 2018 in Abuja.
The scholarship was awarded Idakwaoji Daniel Omonu from FCT who came 1st , Ajisafe Solomon from Ogun State who came 2nd and Akingbulugbe Oluwatobiloba from Ondo state who came third.
He also said that Federal Government would strengthen human innovation by partnering with Bank of Industry (BOI)to set up six technological hubs in each geographical zone and alsobuild six Universities, one in each zone to fast track the development of indigenous technology.
The President added that Nigeria is a land thirst for innovation and promised to support the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology to play its important function of creating the enabling environment for technological innovation and development.