The National Space Research and Development Agency says it is working to improve the living condition of Nigerians through the application of space technology.
Prof. Seidu Mohammed, the Director General of the agency, disclosed this today during the commemoration of the World Space Week organized by the agency in Abuja.
The theme for this year’s celebration is “Space Unites the World’’
Prof. Seidu Mohammed, “We are looking forward to using space technology to improve the living conditions of Nigerians through mechanized agriculture. It will encourage the use of infrared to detect crops that are sick in our farms, we can also use satellite images to see how to water farm from distant lands. Space technology can also be deployed to predict waterlogged areas and see how we can move people away from flood-prone area.
The DG said that the agency was considering collaboration with the National Emergency Management Agency to sensitize people on impending flood situation through satellite images.
Prof. Seidu Mohammed, said that, It is normal we enter into collaboration with NEMA to start campaigns and sensitize people to move out from flood-prone areas. It will enable people who periodically go through these problems to avoid such.