Materials Science and Technology Society of Nigeria (MSN) has called on the Federal Government to increase its foreign exchange earnings by ensuring that only refined raw materials and minerals are exported. Prof. Abdul-Kareem Ahmed, the President of the society, made the call on Tuesday during an interview with the Newsmen in Abuja.
According to him, the nation should be processing its raw materials into finished products and even go as far as advanced materials to maximise their usefulness. He reiterated that raw materials or mineral resources become advanced once they are processed into higher modification for superior performance.
“We want government, the private sector and other stakeholders to come together and make contributions toward acquiring necessary equipment to be able to produce the advance materials from mineral resources in the country.