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Protection Of Intellectual Property In Nigeria Will Entice Investors – Onu

Ogbonnaya Onu

Ogbonnaya Onu

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu has come out to call for the protection of intellectual property of inventors and innovators in Nigeria.

He recently revealed this when he received the President and board members of the Materials Science and Technology Society of Nigeria (MSN), in his office in Abuja.

According to him, this needed protection will surely entice investors who wish to invest in Nigeria’s economy, so it is absolutely necessary.

He added that intellectual property will definitely help add value to raw materials and convert them to goods and services needed by the citizens.

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Ogbonnaya Onu (born December 1, 1951) is a Nigerian politician, author and engineer. He was the first civilian governor of Abia state and the immediate past Minister of Science and Technology, Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Ogbonnaya Onu was born on the 1st of December 1951, to the family of His Royal Highness, Late Eze David Aba Onu (Eze Adu of Uburu) in Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State Nigeria. He started his education at Izzi High School in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital. Here, he obtained grade one with distinction in his West African School Certificate Examination. He also sat for the High School Examination at College of Immaculate Conception (C.I.C) Enugu, graduating as the overall best student. He proceeded to the University of Lagos and graduated with a first class degree in Chemical Engineering in 1976. He went for his doctoral studies at the University of California, Berkeley and obtained a PhD in Chemical engineering in 1980.

After his graduation from the University of Lagos, Ogbonnaya Onu became a teacher at St. Augustine’s Seminary, Ezzamgbo, Ebonyi State. After the completion of his doctoral studies at the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Onu became a lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Port Harcourt, and later became the pioneer Head of the Department. He also served as the Acting Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and was also elected as a Member of the Governing Council of the University.


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