The Director-General, National Space Research and Development Agency, NASRDA, Dr. Halilu Ahmad Shaba says the strategic application of solution-driven engineering has the capacity to revolutionize any society.
He made this statement during the inauguration of the NASRDA Drones Programme, at the Agency’s headquarters in Abuja.
Dr. Shaba emphasized that the drones programme is designed as a systematic platform, with the potential of meeting a myriad of needs that cut across different spheres of society.
According to him, it is pivotal that the all-inclusive project, thrives on effective collaboration among the various Centers of excellence, to ensure its success from production stage, to publicity and delivery to end users.
Shaba also urged young, technologically-inclined members of staff to stay focused and united, in order to contribute their fair share to development the country, as a unified front is crucial to Nation building.
Speaking earlier, Dr. Akachukwu Chichebe, Coordinator, Advanced unmanned Area Vehicle Laboratory, Uburu Ebonyi State, appreciated the DG for efficiently putting the different Drone projects into one programme, adding that this development will foster better productivity.
Akachukwu, who recounted some mile stone achievements of the programme to include, the production of hybrid drones and construction of a Mobile Ground station which is still in progress, solicited support from all Directors of Centres for the actualization of the Drones project.
While delivering their goodwill messages, Directors present at the event, pledged their utmost support towards the programme, reassuring the DG of their allegiance towards positioning NASRDA as force to reckon with in the Science Technology and Innovation industry.
Below are sights from the event.