As effort towards ensuring that the MoU Landmark University signed On Friday, 21st October, 2016 with the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) on the use of space technology to advance her agrarian vision become a leading light, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adeniyi Olayanju has further reiterated the commitment of the Institution to the term of the MoU. He made this known when he visited NASRDA in Abuja on Monday, 28th May 2018.

NASRDA Director-General, Professor Saidu Mohammed stated that the Agency counted it a great privilege and delight to receive the Vice Chancellor, Professor Olayanju; Professor J.S.O. adeniyi the Chairman, LMU Linkages and Partnership Committee and Dr Femi Adebesin, the Chair, LMU Research Committee. He said worthy of mention is the commitment of the Chancellor, Dr. David Oyedepo to the collaboration that exists between the two institutions. “Besides the MoU, going into a project like developing the NANO Satellite would certainly improve the visibility of Landmark University, not only in terms of national and international rating but it will go a long way in creating interest among youths for your University. We want to assure you that we will give all the necessary support you need to make it happen.” He stated further that Landmark University is a specialized university with focus on Agriculture and satellite to be built for the institution must be customized with infrared cameras that can capture and detect crops that are sick, even at night, as that alone would stand the University out and assure Nigeria of the University’s preparedness to grow more food and create better opportunities in the country. He further reiterated that his agency is committed towards ensuring that Landmark University succeeds.

In his remarks the Vice-Chancellor said that the University’s focus is to assist the nation and indeed the African continent in self-recovery, while the goal is to make Nigeria as a nation fully competitive by engaging her comparative advantage in human and agricultural resource potentials cum technological development. He noted that his visit was a follow-up to the visit of the DG and his team between 25th and 26th February, 2018, Dr. Halilu Ahmad, Director, Strategic Space Applications and Dr. Olumide Adepoju on 14th March 2018, numerous visits of Dr. Spencer right from the time the initiation of the MoU and recent visit of Assistant Professor George Maeda to the University (for the BIRD-4 Satellite Project) which was birthed by the MoU signed by his predecessor, Professor Aize Obayan.

“The visit is therefore intended to see some of NASRDA facilities and address possible key issues that matter to the existing MoU. In a bid to fully actualize the details of the MoU, there is therefore the need to consider more holistically the development of satellite technology and its applications to the University, especially the NANO Satellite collaboration, such that one of the control station can be located in the University for experimental, research and data gathering, intensify efforts towards Staff development and exchange, extension of Sabbatical leave of NASRDA’s Faculty with the University and Student’s SIWESS issues.”




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