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Nigerian Science and Technology minister Mohammad Abubakar addressing BSX-2010.

BANGALORE (BNS): Nigeria has expressed its willingness to partner with India in space technology and space programmes.

“Nigeria is willing to partner with India in the development of critical space technologies,” the country’s Science and Technology Minister Mohammad Abubakar has said.

Addressing the Bengaluru Space Expo-2010 here on Wednesday, the Minister said that Nigeria’s space programme has immensely contributed to the country’s scientific, social and economic development.

The country has partnered with other nations to launch its satellites and is exploring ways to partner with India, he said.

The minister, who was the chief guest at the Bengaluru Space Expo-2010 which kicked off in Bangalore on Wednesday, also applauded India’s capability to launch multiple satellites from its launch vehicles.

Outlining his country’s roadmap for an ambitious space programme, Abubakar said that Nigeria plans to launch its own satellite in the coming years.

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