Remember the wise saying our parents used as a retort whenever we asked for a very expensive game(nintendo,shoes,doll house,---------)?"Cut your coat according to your size"?Well,it looks like it's time the government embraces this saying. If you are not aware, there are currently plans to send out another satellite out to space. I know you are probably going,"I didnt know we had one up there before!" but we do.
"Nigeria is gearing up for the launch of NIGERIASAT-2, an Earth-observation satellite that will form part of the Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC).The DMC is a series of small, low-cost satellites, owned independently and run cooperatively by Algeria, China, Nigeria, Turkey and the UK. The satellites are arranged so they can photograph any place on Earth on any given day.They are used to watch over disasters, such as the Asian Tsunami in 2004, and help coordinate relief efforts." (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/11/07/satellite_2009)
I know this a good cause and all,but surely the other countries that are involved in this have enough resources, not Nigeria that still has loads of poverty ridden people to feed, high unemployment rates,insufficient housing, armed robbery, general dilapidated infrastructure, WITCHCRAFT;-)the list goes on...but i guess the people are going to be ignored again no matter what we say, think or do...God HELP Nigeria!