Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Nigeria's space program

As an old man who has paid attention to Nigeria for 50 years, I need reminders that Nigeria is a modern nation. I think that students also need to be reminded that most of Nigeria is a 21st century country. (Correct me if I'm wrong.)

This 3-minute video report from the BBC in Lagos illustrates the politically controversial Nigerian space program.

Nigeria develops one of Africa's biggest space programmes
Nigeria is running one of Africa's biggest space programmes in a bid to combat flooding, urban overcrowding and desertification.

Data collected from satellite images assists the government as it shapes policies which help ensure food security for a rapidly expanding population.
Space program headquarters in Lagos

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