In a bid to strengthen the war against insecurity in Nigeria, the Director General, National Space Research and Development Agency NASRDA, Dr. Halilu Ahmad Shaba, has reiterated the necessity for key players in the space sector to uphold a common position in order to provide adaptable solutions to tackle insecurity in Nigeria.
Dr. Shaba made the statement while receiving the newly appointed Chief of Defence Space Administration, CDSA, and his entourage, during a courtesy visit at the NASRDA Headquarters in Abuja.
In addition to expressing gratitude to the team for the courtesy call, the Director General emphasized the importance of cooperation between both parties, particularly in cybersecurity and rocketry, stating that security is paramount to the success of every sector in the nation.
He further emphasized that Nigeria as an indisputable, continental force should leverage on its status and develop a formidable partnership between the Military and NASRDA to combat the enemies of the nation and create a safe country for both the military and civilians alike.
The NASRDA Boss however highlighted that the agency, over the years embarked on projects relevant to tackling insecurity such as, the Synthetic Aperture Radar and is willing to partner with the Military in acquiring such technologies that will contribute immensely to the war against insurgency.
Dr. Shaba assured the delegation of the agency’s willingness to partner with the DSA, especially in organizing relevant conferences and other projects, mutually beneficial to both parties.
The Director General therefore stated that a committee be formed to discuss technicalities, and highlight critical areas of collaboration for the development of our nation.
Speaking earlier in his remarks, the Chief of Defence Space Administration, Air Vice Marshal Ahmed Shinkafi, appreciated the Director General for the numerous contributions and support for the Defence Space Administration, adding that it has benefitted immensely from its support.
He stated that NASRDA has supported in the areas of training and provision of facilities at its Centre For Space Transport and Propulsion (CSTP) Epe, which he said has been of immense benefit to his organisation.
AVM Shinkafi however requested that both parties engage in joint projects and also technical collaboration, adding that the security of Nigeria is a professional objective and moral responsibility that requires the skills available to both parties.
Below are sights from the event.
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