SGAC Nigeria

Welcome to the SGAC Nigeria’s page

 

The Nigerian space program is unarguably one of the leading space programs in Africa. As our national unofficial motto reads,‘’ Naija no dey carry last’’. In the space industry, Nigeria strives to be at the forefront of activities for the socio-economic benefits of its citizens and Africa at large.

The Nigerian space agency which drives its civil operations is known as the National Space Research and Development Agency (NARSDA) and has its headquarters at the Obasanjo Space Centre, Abuja. NARSDA has launched five satellites since its inception and is currently focused on utilizing space and satellite technology to achieve sustainable development goals in Nigeria. The Defence Space Administration Nigeria is also focused on combating insecurity and optimizing Nigeria’s defense. To improve the operational capability of the Nigerian armed forces against insecurity, the Federal Government of Nigeria inaugurated the DELSAT-1 integrated satellite in November 2022. DELSAT-1 will play a special role in resolving national security threats by further promoting stability and peace in the country.

National Points of Contact Nigeria

Overview Activities for Young People

Since the early 2000s, SGAC has been active in Nigeria. We have facilitated several space projects and programs in the country. The following are some noteworthy facts about SGAC Nigeria.

  1. In 2018, the Federal University of Technology, Akure, in Nigeria, hosted the first African Space Generation Workshop. One hundred forty-seven delegates from 18 African countries attended the event.
  2. We organize Space Up Programs, conferences (both physical and virtual), and numerous lectures in a variety of disciplines.
  3. Notably, Nigerian members of SGAC remain and continue to be at the forefront of promoting space awareness and participating in research activities at several Nigerian universities. Our members are students from various disciplines, such as remote sensing, engineering, GIS and mapping, law, economics, medicine, and many more. We also have members who are young professionals and youth corps. For space clubs, we have created networking opportunities and alliances. We now collaborate with leaders from the Obafemi Awolowo University Space Club, the Lagos State University Space Club, the Federal University of Technology, Akure, and the Nigerian Medical Students’ Association.
  4. Former executives and members, such as Etim Offiong, Abraham Akinwale, Temidayo Oniosun, Mustapha Agbadi, Funmi Erinfolami-Shonubi, and Olayinka Fagbemiro, are also prominent in the African space industry.
  5. Nigeria, one of the leading African countries with a space program, plays a critical role in space leadership and capacity building for the continent. We share information about opportunities, scholarships, conferences, and internships within and outside the country that will help our members develop their capacity.

 

Country Specific Events

Event Name Event Host City Event Date SGAC Link

Sheroes of Space; Celebrating her excellence in digital innovation and technological advancement

Virtual

25th March 2023

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pp6i4As858Pjy0kJZiOGcq5Ds4-CentQ/view?usp=share_link

Nigeria’s space program. Giant strides, Challenges, and the way forward.

Abuja

June 2023

SG Nigeria

Ile-Ife, Osun State

1st September 2023

 

Industry Events In Nigeria

Events Name Event Host City Event Date Event webpage/event link
Abuja Space Economy Conference and Exhibition Abuja 16th-20th October  https://www.afrispaceeco.org/ 
2nd Nigeria  National Rounds of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Competition  Abuja Obasanjo Space Centre Coming soon Coming soon

 

Interesting Web Links for the Young Generation in Nigeria

National Space Research and Development Agency, Centre for Basic Space  Science

Defence Space Administration Nigeria

Federal University of Technology, Akure

African Regional Centre for space science and technology education in English

Space Club, Obafemi Awolowo University

Space Club Lagos State University (@SpaceclubLasu on Twitter)

SGAC NPOC  Contact ([email protected], Connect NPOC on LinkedIn)

Visuals

DSA

Nigerian Defense Space Agency

NASRDA

National Space Research and Development Agency Building

Picture at Space Museum

Nigerian Space Museum

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