President umar Yar’Adua has enjoined Nigerian Scholars to aspire to win the prestigious Nobel Prize in their various professions.
President Yar’Adua gave the charge at the 2009 Nigerian national Liquefied Gas (NLNG) Award Night for Presentation of prizes in science and Literature over the weekend in Abuja.
President Yar’Adua said in an address delivered on his behalf by the minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Alhassan Bako-Zuka that the NLNG prize for science and literature was a noble venture which should be sustained and upgraded to the status of Nobel prize.
He commended the NLNG for the initiative and challenged Nigerian Scientists and Literary minds to bring their works before the awards screening committees for scrutiny to determine the quality of their works whether it is up to the globally accepted standard or not.
The President tasked the Scholars on aspiring beyond the NLNG Nigerian Prize for Science and Literature to win globally acclaimed prizes like the Nobel prize that will attract International recognition to them and bring accolades to the Nation
Also speaking, Prof. Akinyulli also thanked the NLNG for the initiative and partnership with her ministry, in taking the award to greater heights.
“I’m going to promise them that we’re going to take this prize to height of the Noble prize,” she pledged, adding “you’re inspiring young people with this award and the award is a fight against corruption
Justus Awaji, Abuja