FG announces plan to send first Nigerian to space

The Nigerian Government has announced that it is sending its first citizen into space.

The Director General of the National Space Research and Development Agency, NASRDA, Mathew Adepoju, made this known at a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday.

He said that the government had signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the Space Exploration and Research Agency, SERA, to facilitate the ambitious venture.

According to him, “This collaboration, which is coming to the country, marks a significant milestone in Nigeria’s 25th anniversary of Space Exploration journey and opens new opportunities for scientific research and technological advancement.”

Meanwhile, DAILY POST recently reported that NASRDA had decried the lack of patronage for homegrown technology to fight maritime insecurity.

The agency said that 90 per cent of security challenges facing the maritime sector in the country can be tackled by Geo-Stationary Satellite.

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