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Afe Babalola wants Nigerians to embrace space technology 


A foremost legal luminary, Afe Babalola (SAN), has urged Nigerians to embrace space technology to explore the abundant resources in the moon.

He also urged the National University Commission (NUC) to review the curriculum of the universities to meet the current global standard.

He said that would make Nigerian graduates to be attractive to the international market.


The SAN, who is the founder of the Afe Babalola University (ABUAD) in Ado Ekiti, spoke at the weekend, while conducting newsmen round the multi-billion naira planetariums built by the institution to commence space education.

Planetarium is a place where astronomical phenomena are projected onto a doomed ceiling.  It is used to learn about events in the space and also for space tourism.

He said the ABUAD “18m fix Dome Planetarium is the only one in Africa with Astronomical observatory and one of the largest in the world.

He said: “I will transform the Planetarium and the ABUAD multi-system hospital to a tourist centre. We must not go to Canada or Florida to view planetariums anymore.

“Also, we will start space study as we have added three new curricula to the school curriculum.”

Babalola disclosed that former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, Executive Secretary of the NUC, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, and the Chairman, Aster Group of Dubai, Dr. Azard Moopen would attend the event.

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