Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Nigerian Astronaut Will Be in Space by 2030 – Minister

Nigeria’s Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has asserted that a Nigerian astronaut will be in space by 2030.

Making the assertion when the management team of the Defence Space Agency, led by its Director-General, Air Vice Marshal Victor Udoh, called on him here Thursday, he said the Federal Government was making arrangements to ensure that this was achieved.

“The space programme is very important for a country like Nigeria. The ministry will work very hard in the years ahead to strengthen all the structures of the agencies that will help us to ensure that the nation plays a role in space,” he said.

He added that the ministry would intensify efforts to ensure that all the arrangements needed were provided. According to him, space “is a major asset which nations like Nigeria must also be involved in for the purposes of protecting national interests.”

Onu assured the team that the ministry would support and work with the agency in the best interest of the nation.

Udoh said the agency would like to collaborate with the Ministry in order to be more efficient and effective. Working with the Ministry would fast-track accomplishment of the agency’s stated objectives, he added.




Follow us on Twitter at @thesignalng

Copyright 2015 SIGNAL. Permission to use portions of this article is granted provided appropriate credits are given to and other relevant sources.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.




A group of people who said they executed various projects amounting to N8bn for the Project Development Institute, Enugu, stormed the National Assembly complex...


The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure has produced the first made in Nigeria ventilators. The development is aimed at combating the COVID-19...


The Federal Government (FG) says Nigerian scientists are on the verge of producing a cure for the coronavirus. According to the FG, a committee...


Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, says Nigeria’s economy is passing through a phase of transition from being commodities-dependent to knowledge and...

Copyright ©