This was contained in a commique issued and signed by Comrade Ekenta Foster at the end of the National Executive meeting of the Nigerian Students and Youths Association (NISAYA) held in Enugu State and made available to newsmen in Benin City.
“We are calling on the governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ogwuanyi to quickly intervene in this issue and to give the boy a recognition.
“The governor does not need to spend any money but just to give him a recognition and once the government does that, investors will come from all over the world and support this boy.
“So, this is a very critical issue and we are expecting a very rapid response from the government and on the expiration of the 21 days ultimatum we issuing today, and if we don’t get any response from the government, we are going to mobilize both the market women, the jobless youths and the handicaps and tell them that the Enugu State government is not ready to work for the Nigerian youths”, he said.
Ekenta said it is over four years since Emeka Nelson invented the generator but up to this moment, nobody has shown concern on how to encourage him noting that such is not tenable in other climes.
He said the state and the federal government should have capitalize on the skill and ability of the inventor to create jobs for the teeming unemployed youths in the country by investing on him and given what he has invented the needed recognition.
He called on the Minister of Science and Technology, Mr. Ogbonnaya Onu to look inwards and see how to encourage the inventor of the generator that uses water hence he (Onu) has the desire to boost the nation’s economy through the investment in science and technologies.
“We are calling on the Senate Committee on Science and Technology and also we are calling on the Minister of Science and Technology, Mr. Ogbonnaya Onu who said he wants to go to the moon. We want to tell him that he doesn’t need to go to the moon because what he needs is here and whatever is going to look for in the moon, Emeka Nelson is here to give him in Nigeria”, he said.