President Muhammadu Buhari says the Federal Government will continue to invest in research that accelerates the development of the country. President Buhari who disclosed this at the investiture of the national order of merit award ceremony held at the council chambers of the Presidential Villa, maintained that posterity will not be kind to leaders of the country should they fail to lift Nigerians out of poverty.
The Nigerian National Order of Merit Award is an academic award conferred on distinguished academicians and intellectuals who have made outstanding contributions to the academic, growth and development of the country.
Before decorating the awardees, President Buhari who was represented by his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo noted that educational research remains the key to unlocking the potentials of every country. He also urged the awardees to see the honour as a motivational factor to do more.