FG Signs Artemis Accords for Civil Space Exploration

Written by on December 15, 2022

The federal government has signed the Artemis Accords, a multinational set of principles, guidelines and best practices that provide a common framework for responsible, transparent, safe, and sustainable civil space exploration.


With this, Nigeria joins Rwanda in becoming the first African nations to sign the Accords.


The minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Mr. Isa Ibrahim, who signed on behalf of the Nigerian Government at the ongoing US Africa Leaders’ Summit in Washington DC, said, they hoped that the accord will bring benefits not only to Nigeria as a country but to all countries in Africa.


Speaking on behalf of US Government, the Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Monica Medina, said, as they enter this new era in space development, it is important to remember the tangible benefits that space partnership can deliver for citizens and that African nations are not just recipients of those benefits, but active participants and partners in the exploration and use of space.


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