On Wednesday, Dr. Halilu Shaba was confirmed by the Senate as the Director-General of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA).
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari on March 2, 2021 demanded that the upper legislative chamber to confirm Shaba as NASRDA DG.
Senator Uche Ekwunife, Chairman of the Committee presenting the report said:
”The nominee was duly informed that the screening exercise will be thorough to determine his capability to hold the office as the DG of the agency. He was equally informed of the Senate expectation and the nation at large. During the screening exercise, he was interviewed thoroughly, his response to issues raised were satisfactory, and met the expectations of the Senate. He displayed expertise in technology and demonstrated high level of preparedness and capability.”