2020 : A Nigerian Space Odyssey
Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo said that Nigeria would have astronauts in space within the next 15 years.
He said the feat was achievable if the momentum of current development drive was sustained. “In 15 to 25 years, we will put Nigeria into space. We will get there. It is not as unattainable as it looks. And we have to do it. For if we are going to make progress, we are going to make it on the basis of commitment, service and sacrifice. And we are not going to be found wanting. We must not be found wanting. We are making efforts not to lag behind. We are not where we would want to be. But we must consistently and cumulatively industrialise. And to do this, infrastructure is a must. We just cannot do without it. Whether it is in terms of road, rail, energy or water. These are non-negotiable. Because of money, we may not be able to do everything at same speed and same time,” Obasanjo said.
Great. Within 25 years it’s not going to be just the US and Chinese with Space Peace Platforms of Death, it’ll also be the freaking Nigerians!
Have a happy Monday!