Press statement October 5, 2016, Abuja, Nigeria

The Honourable Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has proceeded on a 5-Day official visit to Lisbon, Portugal, to represent President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, at the Lisbon Global Forum scheduled to begin on November 7, 2016.

The forum is Europe’s biggest and most important global meeting place which provides a platform for a select group of government representatives and business innovators to explore the issues of technological advance, innovation, entrepreneurship and their role in shaping a better world.

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My attention has been drawn to the widely publicized statements credited to His Lordship, Hon. Justice Sylvester Nwali Ngwuta in his petition dated October 18, 2016, addressed to the Hon. Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of the National Judicial Council.

I have labored hard with other compatriots to strengthen the depth and reach of participatory democracy in our beloved country. In doing so, I am conscious of the essence of the rule of law as a vital component of true and enduring democracy and the important need to treasure, protect and defend it at all times. Even as a student, teacher, engineer and administrator, I have always worked tirelessly to uphold the rule of law. Read more

News Release, April 29, 2016.

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has expressed confidence that the proposed Assumpta Science Centre, Owerri, (ASCO), Imo State, would stimulate and sustain the interest of young Nigerians, in choosing careers from Science, Engineering and Technology related disciplines.

He spoke in the Vatican City, Rome, during a meeting with the President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, His Eminence, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi.Read more

Press Statement, January 12, 2016.

The Honourable Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, will on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, proceed on an official visit to China and Indonesia.

The trip will enable the Honourable Minister hold discussions with his counterparts in both countries with the aim of seeking and strengthening areas of co-operation and technical assistance to drive the new initiative on Science, Technology and Innovation in Nigeria.Read more

Eid-el-Kabir celebration, September 22, 2015.

On this important occasion of Eid-el-Kabir celebration, I urge all Nigerians to rededicate themselves to the worthy attributes of love of country and faith in our collective ability to build a new, united and prosperous Nigeria.

The task of building a great nation is one that demands the best from all of us. We should bear in mind that though the road may be rough, the climb may be steep and the journey may be tasking, I am confident that with determination, faith in God and a common purpose, we shall succeed. Read more

Eid-el-Fitri celebration, July 16, 2015.

On this occasion of Eid-el-fitri celebration, I share the joy and significance of it with all Muslim faithful in our dear country.

I urge that we rededicate ourselves to the enduring attributes of love for one another and a more robust resolve to strengthen those bonds that unite as well as bridge the gaps that divide us as one people in one nation with a common destiny under God. Read more

Press statement March 25, 2015, Abuja, Nigeria

On March 28, 2015, our beloved nation will make a very important decision on the road we should take in our journey to a new Nigeria.

Before we cast our vote to elect a President, we should reflect deeply on whether in the past 16 years of our democratic practice, we have done as well as we should have as resourceful citizens of a nation that is blessed with abundant human and material resources and as the sixth largest exporter of crude oil in the world.Read more

Courtesy Visit: The Party Leadership of the Federal Capital Territory Chapter

Frontline National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has enjoined Nigerians to be patient with the Buhari Administration as it takes careful steps to set the ship of state sailing.

Dr. Onu made these remarks when he received in audience, the Party Leadership in the Federal Capital Territory Chapter who paid him a courtesy visit in his Abuja recently.

The former Abia State Governor said in view of the enormous challenges which the newly inaugurated Administration inherited which spanned over a period of 16 years, there is the need for careful planning in order to ensure that the mistakes of the past were not repeated.Read more

Investiture ceremony of Prof. Ben Nwabueze

Frontline National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has assured Nigerians that the Buhari Administration would be guided by respect for the rule of law in the conduct of government business.

Dr. Onu spoke in Enugu on June 30, 2015 as Special Guest of Honour at the Investiture Ceremony of former Minister of Education and erudite legal icon, Prof. Ben Nwabueze, with the “Distinguished Academic Leadership Award” by the Convention for Intellectual Cooperation in Nigeria (COFICON).

The former National Chairman of the defunct ANPP, pointed out such an emphasis would foster good governance in order to ensure that “no Nigerian will be above the law and every Nigerian will be below the law”.Read more

New year message December 30, 2014

As the rest of humanity anticipates a more fulfilling New Year, I urge all compatriots to be resolute and embrace the New Year 2015 with a determination to make our dear country better.

Democracy remains the best form of contemporary government known to man. In the New Year, I urge that we spare no effort to ensure that we protect and nurture it as an important vehicle for sustainable development.

Elections constitute an important instrument for renewing and strengthening the peoples’ faith in free choice and accountable governance. Indeed, as we approach the general election, I urge all Nigerians to strengthen their resolve to elect leaders who will work for the common good and be guided by the rule of law.Read more

Christmas message December 24, 2014

On this occasion of Christmas, I wish to seize this opportunity to urge Nigerians to rededicate themselves to the important attribute of love of country.

I am confident that if we can strengthen and deepen our love for our dear nation, there is no doubt that we can overcome most of the challenges that may appear to weaken our desire to attain true nationhood.

I urge all Nigerians to be their brother’s keeper for there is always strength in unity. Indeed, just as Christmas symbolizes the birth of a new beginning, I am resolute in my conviction that with renewed faith in our personal abilities, Nigeria will surely climb the mountain top to attain the position of eminence which she deserves.Read more