SGAC Nigeria

Welcome to SGAC Nigeria Page!

The Nigerian sector holds tremendous opportunities for students and young professionals. Nigeria, holding a strong position as one of the few space faring nations in Africa, is committed to growing its expertise in space science and technology to contribute significantly to the technological prowess and socio-economic development of the nation. SGAC Nigeria offers a good foundation for students and young professional in diverse fields to share a vision to advance Nigeria’s role in the international Space Community. SGAC Nigeria connects its members to the head of Nigerian Space Program which is at the National Space Research and Development Agency and also to other professionals in the field. We share news of opportunities, scholarships, conferences and internships within and outside the country which would help develop the capacity of our members.

National Points of Contact
Nigeria

Approved
Abraham Akinwale
National Point of Contact
SGAC Start of Term (date): 31 Jul 2017
Biography:

I am a B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering graduate. The current Director/Co-Founder of MPG Aerospace Ltd, a company that designs and manufacture custom made fixed wings unmanned aerial vehicle. I am one of the student representatives Nigeria for the United Space Engineering Consortium. I am the present National Point of Contact Nigeria for SGAC. I love doing business and investing in renewable energy and green ecosystem projects. I am a space enthusiast and also a lover of nature. During my time of leisure, I love writing and cooking.

Country: Nigeria
Biography:

I am a B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering graduate. The current Director/Co-Founder of MPG Aerospace Ltd, a company that designs and manufacture custom made fixed wings unmanned aerial vehicle. I am one of the student representatives Nigeria for the United Space Engineering Consortium. I am the present National Point of Contact Nigeria for SGAC. I love doing business and investing in renewable energy and green ecosystem projects. I am a space enthusiast and also a lover of nature. During my time of leisure, I love writing and cooking.

Approved
Damilola Oladeji
National Point of Contact
SGAC Start of Term (date): 30 Nov 2017
Biography:

Currently an SGAC NPoC for Nigeria, I am also the Geospatial Analyst and Marketing Executive for Omo Oye Integrated Data Services Limited, a technology company that provides, primarily, services that include data acquisition, management, storage and analysis. I am a member of the Web Team for the Africa Space Workshops.

Country: Nigeria
Biography:

Currently an SGAC NPoC for Nigeria, I am also the Geospatial Analyst and Marketing Executive for Omo Oye Integrated Data Services Limited, a technology company that provides, primarily, services that include data acquisition, management, storage and analysis. I am a member of the Web Team for the Africa Space Workshops.

Overview Activities for Young People

Space related activities in Nigeria are aimed towards engaging young people in Space science and other related fields of science and technology. Public outreach has been a strong means of spreading space activities in the country owing to activities by SGAC Nigeria, Astronomers-Without- Borders, ARCSSTEE, NASRDA and Universe-Awareness program. The activities from these organizations cover students and teachers in secondary and primary schools, tertiary institutions and other research agencies.

The headquarters of the National Space Research and Development Agency in Abuja is in the building and equipping its Space Museum and Planetarium which when completed would be an exciting way to motivate and educate people about space activities; this move is guaranteed to skyrocket the interest of the general public especially young people and give the necessary awareness to space activities in the country.

Country Specific Events 2017

May 16: Space Outreach “Why Space?” by SGAC in collaboration with NASRDA

Interesting Web Links for the Young Generation in the Namibia

Astronomers-Without-Borders

Universe-Awareness program

South African Astronomical Observatory

Yuri’s night event

Windows to the Universe

National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA)

Center for Basic Space Sciences (CBSS)

GeoApps Plus Limited

Nasrda Space Museum

ARCSSTEE Space Regional Conference