FG to provide 90% of Nigerians with satellite broadband internet Federal government through the ICRC says it will support the NASRDA in its quest
ICRC Backs NASRDA’s PPP Solutions to Provide 90% of Nigerians With Satellite Broadband Internet, FCT, Abuja – The Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) has thrown its weight behind the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) in its quest for effective satellite solutions in rural areas.
Acting Director-General of the ICRC, Mr. Michael Ohiani gave the assurance when he received a team from the space agency led by its Director-General Dr. Halilu Shaba, who came on a courtesy visit to the ICRC in Abuja on Wednesday, April 7.
“We are happy to welcome the DG of NARSDA, Dr. Shaba. I assure him that I am very passionate in respect of the proposed project.
“I pledge to give him all the necessary support to ensure that many PPP projects will be brought to fruition from NARSDA.”
“PPPS can support research and education, engineering development, design, and manufacture, particularly in the areas of instrumentation, rocketry, and small satellites development.
“Other areas identified for such partnerships included: remote sensing, satellite meteorology, communications, and information technology as well as defense and security.”
“For us, ICRC is very pertinent to the infrastructure development of Nigeria, the Commission is also important to space science and technology development.
“If you look at space, it is not something that goes through normal budgetary allocations because of the kind of funds needed.
“But we are committed and we are convinced because we believe that the money of the future will come from space science and that is why a lot of people are running to space and we want Nigerians to also benefit from this.”
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