The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) is the national space agency of Nigeria. It is a parastatal under the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology. The agency is based in the Nigerian capital city of Abuja in the Lugbe district and has a ground receiving station, among various other sites. It has had cooperation in space technology with the United Kingdom, China, Ukraine and Russia. The agency has struggled with meeting its financial plans and some of its facilities are rundown. Despite this, the space agency is one of the most advanced space agencies in Africa, boasting of four satellites and very grand ambitions. Nigeria’s satellites have been praised for their high-resolution images. NASRDA is host to one of UN-SPIDER’s Regional Support Offices (RSO) in Africa.
How to get to NASRDA
The National Space Research and Development Agency is located at the Obasanjo Space Center, Umaru Musa Y’dar’adua expressway Lugbe Abuja,
Obasanjo Space Centre, Umaru Musa Ydar’adua expressway, P.M.B. 437, Lugbe, navigating via the airport road NASRDA is sited at km 17 Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport road.