The Director-General of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Dr. Khaliru Sabah, revealed that the last permit for this Nigerian satellite was in 2011 and has expired. He revealed this when he appeared on the channel TV show and said that it is now based on “Grace”.
Shaba stated that the satellite which is used for security purposes and brings in money for the country has a 7-year lifespan and a new one ought to have been built.
The satellite we’re using expired in 2018 and is still giving us necessary data based on ‘Grace’.
It’s a story one cannot tell because so many things are competing for the same resources in the country,” he said.