|Senator Ike Ekweremadu|
Senator Ekweremadu Wants Scientists To Develop Device That Can Track Boko Haram
The Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu challenged scientists during the formal presentation of a book, Braving the Stars, written by Famous Nigerian Space Scientist and Professor of Physics, Pius Okeke at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka to develop devices that could be used to track insurgents.
He said, “I believe science can proffer solutions to security challenges in this country.
“I challenge scientists in this country to come up with a device that can track terrorists in their hideouts so that killing of innocent Nigerians will stop.
“I committed some of my constituency projects fund to CBSS so as to help in development of science space technology”, he added.
Ekweremadu expressed condolences to the victims of Thursday bomb blast in Nyanya, Abuja, and hoped for quick release of over 200 secondary school students abducted by the Boko Haram sect in Chibok, Borno State.
Ekweremadu described the author of the book as “a man who has made significant mark in the subject of Physics and Space Science and Technology in Nigeria and Africa”.
He added that “most of us who studied physics at secondary school level recall that we used Prof. Okeke’s physics, (then Dr. Okeke) text books as study guide and found it an invaluable guide to the rudiments of physics.
“I have followed with keen interest his ambition to ensure that Nigeria and Africa are fully involved in the efforts to develop Space Science Technology worldwide map.
“The University of Nigeria should be very proud of producing such rare scientist, who incidentally happens to be the first Ph.D holder of the University of Nigeria”.
The book on Prof. Okeke was co-authored by Dr. Sam Chukwu and Jeff Unegbu.