National Security: FG should procure additional satellite – NISE

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Nigeria’s satellite in orbit

By Ijeoma Olorunfemi

The Nigerian Institute of Space Engineers (NISE) has called on the Federal Government to provide more earth observation satellites to aid national security and socio-economic development.

Dr Sadiq Umar, the National Chairman of NISE made the call on Thursday in Abuja at the institute’s Third Annual Lecture held in honour of Brig.-Gen. Michael Agu (Rtd), the pioneer chairman of NISE.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the lecture focuses on “Remote Sensing Technology and National Security’’.

Umar said the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration is making progress securing lives and properties, but more could be achieved if the country leverage on satellite technology.

He said the available earth observation satellites were not sufficient in providing data for national security and economic development.

“For Nigeria to be where it needs to be, we need to have more satellites providing data that will help…



Source: News Agency of Nigeria