Governor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto state has challenged Nigerian Universities to undertake further research towards solving societal problems.
Represented by the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Alhaji Lawalli Zayyana, he spoke on Monday in Sokoto while opening the First National Conference organized by the Faculty of Science of the Sokoto State University in conjunction with Algebra Group, a non governmental organisation of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto.
“The universities should also do more researches to further improve the living standard of the people.
“This is with the view to solving problems like those on poverty,unemployment and environmental problems, among others,” Wamakko said.
The governor promised to continue to render the necessary support to the institution to make it world class.
At the same conference with a theme, “Impact of Basic and Applied Sciences on Resource Acquisition and Management,” Prof. Nuhu Yaqub, Vice chancellor of the university said that basic and applied sciences have helped the mankind to solve virtually all the problems of medical challenges and that the frontiers are daily being expanded.
“It is no longer in dispute that science and technology have advanced human civilisation beyond imagination,” he said.
Prof. Lawal Bilbis, Guest Speaker and the vice chancellor of Federal University, Birnin Kebbi who was represented by Prof. Yusuf Sa’idu, stressed the need for more attention on the provision of quality education at the primary and secondary schools levels.
“This should be done in terms of the provision of facilities, space and a crop of well-motivated teachers,” Bilbis stressed.