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The Hon. Minister of State for Science and Technology, Barr. Mohammed H. Abdullahi charged Dr Halilu Ahmad Shaba the newly appointed Director General of National Spaces Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) when he received him and his colleagues in his office at the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology Hq today, Friday.

The Minister, Mohammed H Abdullahi Congratulated the new DG on his appointment,  charged him to reposition the Agency to achieve its core mandate in advancing Space Technology in Nigeria 🇳🇬, and also to revitalize the space program/ energize the #NigeriaSat-2 mission as a priority for the country.

The Minister reiterated the Agency’s mission, In his words  “The mission of NASRDA is to vigorously pursue the attainment of space capabilities and the enhancement of the quality of life of mankind through space related research and development (R&D), capacity building in the fields of science, engineering, space law and administration for sustainable national development”.

The Minister further advises the DG to focus more on key priorities, such as getting Professionals into the Agency, bringing everyone on board for the betterment of the Agency, Ministry and the country at large..

The DG, Dr Shaba thanked the Minister immensely for his fatherly advise and he then assured the Minister of his readiness to reposition the agency. #STI #spacetechnology


Aliyu Sanusi
PA- Media (HMoS)

30 April, 2021

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