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Marafa Bashir

INVESTIGATION: How Nigeria’s Space Agency Officials Looted Over N300 Million (Part 2)

Continued from (Part 1) More scandalous is the yearly upgrade of “NASRDA Ground Segment” in Abuja, a budget sub-head that has now become a code for syphoning public funds. In the 2017 budget, the sum of N500 million was appropriated for upgrading the ground segment. It is supposed to be a yearly upgrade of the advanced computation laboratory for satellite control and image download. It also covers training of staff, insurance of equipment and satellite/equipment valuation. The agency claimed only N241.4 million of…