Scientists tackle climate change challenges in $100, 000 Nigeria prize for science


Kingsley Adegboye

Twenty-nine scientists participating in the 2019 edition of the Nigeria Prize for Science, an annual event sponsored by Nigeria LNG Limited, are expected to tackle challenges posed by climate change across the country such as erosion, drought and desertification.

The Prize for Science, which commenced in 2004, comes with a cash prize of $100,000 for the winner. The theme for this year is: Climate change: Erosion, Drought and Desertification.

The entries for this year’s contest were handed over to the Advisory Board of the Prize in Lagos recently to signify the beginning of the judging process that will culminate in the emergence of a winner.

Mr. Andy Odeh, NLNG’s Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager, while handing over the entries to the Advisory Board’s Chairman, Professor Alfred Akpoveta Susu, a former winner of the Prize, said: “The business of scientific innovation and research is not an easy task anywhere in the world. In Nigeria,…

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