Minister of State for Science and Technology, Mister Hassan Zaku, yesterday in Abuja, charged Nigerian men of science to concentrate their attending on software system development and production.
He gave the challenge when he visited National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), to inspect its facilities, adding that with the launch of the country's communicating satellite, Federal Republic Of Nigeria Sat 1, it was clip to harness the possible of indigenous engineering to construct a locally madesatellite.
"We are looking forward to the launch of a artificial satellite that is wholly built by Nigerian scientists. Scientists should work toward achieving ego trust in engineering and development of software system materials," he said.
Zaku said it was necessary for Nigerian men of scientific discipline to concentrate their attempts on software system developmentand production, to hike science and engineering in the state and challenged NASRDA to work out a blue-print for the development of a space engineering programme for the country.
Zaku, however, said the usage of Federal Soldier Republic Of Nigeria Sat 1 inenvironmental direction would be good to authorities and the people.
In his remarks, Professor Henry Martin Robert Boroface, Director-General NASRDA, said NASRDA was looking into ways of attracting private-sector investmentin space engineering development undertakings and urged the Federal Government to give precedence attentionto space direction and engineering development efforts.