WE ALWAYS LEARN MAGAZINE has learnt that, “Nigeria’s Federal Government has announced a N36m ($98,372) cash prize for any Nigerian that finds a cure for coronavirus and Lassa fever.”
Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Speaks on Thursday at an event held to mark the retirement from service of A.O. Oyesefo, a former director of the “Department of Chemical Technology, the Minister of Science and Technology, he, challenged all Nigerian scientists to go out and find cures for coronavirus and Lassa fever.
Dr. Onu explains that the N36 million pledge was to encourage local scientists to be more innovative, He also wants to reassure the scientific community that the Federal government is very much supportive to research and development.
Lassa fever is a seasonal disease that usually breaks out in parts of Nigeria during the dry season and most infections usually result in death to over 70 person form 1709 cases found.
Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is currently ravaging China, with more than a thousand deaths so far recorded. Many others are infected. One case has been recorded in Egypt, two cases have been recorded in Nigeria.
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