Military Plans To Establish Defence Space Communication Satellite Centre In Ekiti
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Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, has lauded the military for its plans to establish a Defence Space Communication Satellite Centre in the state.
Fayemi said this while receiving Chief of Defense Space Administration (DSA), Rear Admiral Williams Kayoda in his office in Ado Ekiti. Mr Olayinka Oyebode, Chief Press Secretary to the governor said in a statement on Friday in Ado Ekiti.
According to him, the governor said the benefits of the initiative to the state was enormous, adding that the state could not afford to miss the opportunity.
Fayemi said that his administration was working towards establishment of a Knowledge Zone where about 1,500 hectares of land has already been procured, adding that the proximity of the satellite centre to the zone was an added advantage.
“What I can assure you is that for us, we are absolutely committed to ensuring that this works. Anyone who has seen the benefit to which institutions like NASA had been put to beyond military utilisation will understand the reason why the State must embrace the initiative.
“The military had always been a pioneer in scientific development. The internet came from the military and other big time initiatives have always come from the military.