Legal Department


The department was created on the 27th of of October, 2016 following a circular from the Hon. Minister of Science and Technology to the effect. The department, under the headship of the Legal Adviser Yahaya, Isah Akor Esq, is obligated to provide comprehensive legal services to the Agency and its centers.

These services range from legal drafting, preparation of bonds, contracts agreements, Memorandum of Understanding, vetting of international legal instruments among others.

The department is structured into divisions and units in accordance with its functions and duties. It has 3 broad divisions ie. Legal drafting, litigation and counseling. While vetting, draft, legal research, legal opinion, collaborative  international instruments are the units of the departments.

Litigations are jointly handle in consultation with the legal unit of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology. Here the department ensures that relevant documents and persons are made available to the legal team for an effective service delivery.

The department also represents the Agency and the country at large at all international space law fora such as the Legal Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer space (UNCOPUOS), the International Institute of Space Law and Policy, the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) among others.


Our attention has been drawn to certain publications on some fraudulent websites and public forums targeting unsuspecting members of the public, advertising fake jobs in the name of NASRDA. The general public is hereby advised to beware of such fraudster and also note that:

  • NASRDA is currently NOT carrying out any form of recruitment.
  • NASRDA has neither engaged  any third party agents nor use any third party websites for public notices.
  • Only information on NASRDA website is authentic and members of the public should visit the website or call NASRDA for information about NASRDA.
  • Any other website or public forum that is NOT expressly stated by NASRDA or NASRDA website attempting to publish information about NASRDA should be disregarded.


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