Saturday, November 27, 2021

We Want To Develop Our Space Technology To Be Globally Competitive – Abdullahi

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L-R: The Minister of State for Science, Technology and Innovation, Barr. Mohammed Abdullahi and the president of PROMETHEE, Mr. Olivier Piepsz when the latter paid a courtesy visit on the minister in his office in Abuja.

The Minister of State for Science, Technology and Innovation, Barr. Mohammed Abdullahi, has said the ministry’s priority is to develop Nigeria’s space technology into a globally competitive one.

Abdullahi made this known when he received the Multi-Dollar Group of France and the president of PROMETHEE, Mr. Olivier Piepsz in his office in Abuja.

Recall that Nigeria’s space agency, the National Space Research and Development Agency (NARSDA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the coy in the area of technology transfer, space technology and other technological developments in the country.

The minister reiterated that the perspective and a huge part of its priority remained the development of space technology in the space agency to a globally competitive level.

He revealed that the ministry, through the space agency, is ready to collaborate with other stakeholders to tackle insecurity and food challenges in the country by deploying space technology.

Earlier, the president of PROMETHEE said their visit was to collaborate with the ministry, with the idea of mounting no less than 20 Nano-technological satellites before 2025, to help tackle insecurity challenges in the country.

In his remarks, the NARSDA director-general, Dr. Haliru Shaba, posited that a nano-tech satellite constellation will be useful to the country and of uttermost assistance to the nation in tackling her security challenges.

Oluchi Okorafor
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