The Nigerian Academy of Engineering has a
strategic partnership with the Federal Ministry of Science and
Technology for the promotion of Science, Engineering, Technology and
Innovation (SETI). In this partnership, The Academy seeks to work
closely with the ministry and its paratatals to promote research and the
application of research findings.
The spotlight is on the successful launching of NIGCOMSAT 1R, a hybrid geostationary satelite with a lifespan of 15 years and 40 transponders which will provide optimal and cost effective voice, data, video, internet and applications services solutions.
It is a critical ICT backbone infrastructure to drive the National ICT revolution in providing revenue diversification for the nation and offering cost effective solution and affordable access to meet Nigeira's telecommunications, broadcast, avaition , defence and security needs.
The sitting Minister of Science and Technology is a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering in the person of Engr. Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, FNSE, FNSChE, FAEng.