The Federal Ministry of Science & Technology have announced a 36million naira price for any scientist who discovers the cure to coronovirus and lassa fever.
The Minister, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu made this challenge to Nigerian inventors, innovators and scientists stating that he is very confident Nigerian scientists have what it takes to find a solution to these problems.
Lassa fever which is contacted from rats is slowly penetrating Nigeria and taking lives in some states as they are yet to find a vaccine capable of ending the epidemic.
While Coronavirus which began in Wuhan region of China has already claimed thousands of lives around China and some parts of the world. The disease is highly contagious and a cure is yet to be found for it. WHO has declared it a world epidemic.