The Director General of National Space Research and Development Agency, NASRDA, Dr. Halilu Ahmad Shaba has said the Space Agency will intensify efforts towards the production of space research based technological products that will improve the quality of life of Nigerians.
He made this statement while receiving the President and Chief Executive Director of Global Hope and Justice for the Less Privileged and his team at the Agency’s headquarters in Abuja.
Dr. Shaba stated that the agency is a friendly environment for the physically challenged, adding that it is presently working on products that will make life more easy for people living with disability.
He said the Agency will speed up the production process so it can be moved on to the testing stage after which it can be made available to the members of public for feedback as the Agent will ensure that people with disabilities are not left behind.
While lauding the team for their passion and humanitarian efforts despite various challenges, the NASRDA Boss stated that the Agency will work with the NGO in the area of agriculture as NASRDA is already engaged in smart agriculture, entrepreneurship, I.C.T and other areas which can be beneficial to the community.
Speaking earlier, the president/ CEO of Global Hope and Justice for the Less Privileged Barr Ihekwoaba Paul appreciated the NASRDA Boss for the warm reception saying his humility gives him the assurance that they will be given maximum cooperation and support with the confidence that their requests will also be granted.
While pointing out examples of successful inclusive Infrastructure projects from around the world, the group highlighted some challenges people with disabilities face when navigating public spaces stressing the need of ensuring that infrastructures are accessible to all, regardless of ability.
Global Hope and Justice is a passion driven Disability Organization championing and promoting an all-round Inclusion and Social Justice for Persons with Disabilities and other vulnerable groups in Nigeria.
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