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NASRDA grants intelligent mapping across Nigeria


ABUJA – The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) has provided relevant satellite datasets for resource monitoring, socio-economic and intelligent mapping across Nigeria and other parts of the globe.

NASRDA Director General, Mr Seidu Mohammed, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja.

According to him, NASRDA satellites imagery are being used by 18 universities, six MDAs and more than 100 academic researchers across Nigeria, Africa, Europe, Asia and other parts of the world.

 “It is our belief that the satellites in their life spans would prove effective and efficient in solutions to human questions in environmental and natural resource exploration and exploitation.

“We will leverage on the progress made through the development, launch and utilisation of Nigeria Sat-2 and Nigeria Sat-X products to advance space technology in the sustainable development of our beloved country, Nigeria,” he said.[eap_ad_2] 

He stated that the agency would harness its potentials to translate all past failure and achievements into a propelling fuel for attaining greater heights in space science and technology.

Mohammed maintained that Nigeria embraced space science and technology not for pride, but for a tool for scientific, defence and security as well as socio-economic development of the country and her citizens.

According to him, space technology remains the most powerful driving force behind the economies and security of developed countries like USA, Russia, China, Britain, France, Italy, India, South Korea and Brazil, among others.

He said that the agency was intensifying effort towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the country and Africa at large. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]

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