Nigeria to launch first astronaut into space by 2030 – Minister of Science and Technology, OGBONNAYA Onu.

Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, says that Nigeria will launch its first Astronaut into space before 2030. Onu said this while speaking to a delegation from the Defence Space Agency in Abuja yesterday March 24th.

“On or before 2030, we can do it with the program and infrastructure that we have. Space technology is very important to protect our national interest as we already have satellite in space.
All the things that is needed is in the budget that has just being passed and from this year we will commence the implementation of the program that we have and because of the importance of space to the wellbeing of the nation, we will work very hard to launch a Nigerian astronaut before 2030“he said

He had earlier promised that Nigera would start producing pencils by 2018.

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