MAAUN, DSEL Sign MoU on Space Exploration

Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria (MAAUN) and Desert Sky Exploration Limited (DSEL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a Space Incubation Center in the university with a view to nurturing startups and entrepreneurs in the space exploration sector.

The MoU, which aims at establishing a robust partnership between the two institutions, would focus on developing modern technologies to drive and foster innovation as well as development in the field of space exploration.

Speaking shortly after signing the document, the President of MAAUN, Prof (Dr.) Mohammad Israr, highlighted some of the areas of collaboration to include developing specialized courses and training programs in space sciences and technologies.

Others are conducting joint research projects and initiatives as well as providing infrastructure and resources for startups and entrepreneurs in the space sector.

In his remark, the Founder and CEO of DSEL, Abdulkadir Nuhu Aminu, said DSEL is a leading company in the space exploration sector that is committed to developing technologies and solutions for space missions and related activities.

Mr Aminu, who spoke at length on the operations of the company as well as its international alliances, gave assurance of their readiness to ensure the full implementation of the MoU.

He expressed optimism that the partnership will bring about transformational changes and serve as an avenue for nurturing talents that will drive the future of space exploration and technological innovation.

Also in a remark, the Kano State Commissioner of Science and Technology, Tajo Muhammad, represented by Special Adviser to the Governor on ICT, Yusuf Ibrahim Sharada, said the partnership was timely in view of its growing demand.

The commissioner applauded MAAUN for its leadership in promoting research and scientific innovation.

Discussions during the meeting by representatives of the two parties covered various aspects of the partnership and strategies for advancing the field of space exploration within academia.

Members from MAAUN that attended the meeting included the Vice President Administration, Dr Habib Awais Abubakar, Director, Institute of Africa Higher Education Research and Innovation, Prof. Abubakar Sadiq Haruna and Head, International Office, Engr. Bashir Garba.