By DANIEL IDONOR
ABUJA— PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has confirmed the successful launch yesterday of two new satellites by Nigeria. The two facilities are the Nigeriasat-x designed and built by Nigerian engineers and scientists and Nigeriasat-2, which was built in collaboration with international partners
Jonathan who spoke moments before the weekly Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting in State House Abuja, congratulated Nigerians on the feat, saying that the event has opened a new chapter in the nation’s transformational effort while describing it as a milestone in the drive to solve national problems through space technology.
He said: “I congratulate our nation for his new chapter in our transformational efforts as we strive for self reliance. Let me also congratulate the resourceful Nigerians who made this history possible. We will continue to emphasize investment in science and technology as a tool to drive the transformation agenda of this administration,” he said.
Jonathan urged Nigerian professionals, Ministries, Department and Agencies, MDAs, and the private sector to take advantage and optimize the use of the national assets.