The Director General, National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Dr Halilu Ahmad Shaba, has said that the participation of young people in the space sector can result in home-grown solutions that will improve the welfare of Nigerians.
He stated this, during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between NASRDA and the Unique Mappers Network Nigeria at the Agency’s headquarters in Abuja.
Dr Shaba said it is the space Agency’s commitment towards partnerships that are next generation driven that has informed the collaboration with Unique Mappers.
NASRDA Boss who affirmed that this move will enhance the socio-economic development of the Nation, further emphasized the high expectations from this significant alliance and his keen interest in geospatial technology.
In his remark, the National Coordinator of Unique Mappers and head of the delegation, Mr. Victor Sunday, expressed his gratitude to the DG NASRDA for the start of this collaboration and ongoing support which has helped the growth of Unique Mappers Network Nigeria.
Mr. Sunday added that, with NASRDA as a local partner, Unique Mappers Network will get more credibility in the eyes of foreign investors and organizations which is crucial to the development of the organization.
Unique Mappers Network is a community of NGOs that bridge the gap between communities and government by creating accurate and up to date maps of underrepresented areas. By doing this, the organisation helps to ensure that marginalised communities have a voice and are included in decision-making processes.
Priscilla Harry
Media and Corporate Communications, NASRDA
Below are some pictures from the event

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