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The National Youth Network of Nigeria (NYN Nigeria) at the weekend conferred on Dr. Efron Gajere, the Director/Chief Executive, National Centre for Remote Sensing (NCRS) Jos, Youth Global Ennoblement Award.
The award qualifies the recipient as a Global Youth Ambassador.
The award which is in recognition of his meritorious and immense contribution to youth development seeks to equip the awardee with the impetus to be a father of the Youths, mentor to the youths, celebrated leader of the youths and an individual who has shouldered responsibilities aimed at youths emancipation.
Presenting the award, the leader of the delegation, Comrade Emmanuel Chika said “ NYN Nigeria has x-rayed your uniqueness in transparency, purpose driven leadership style, matchless sacrifice to humanity, development of academics, eagerness to help devoid of divisive divide and stupendous youth empowerment, which are the fulcrum for your choice for this global recognition’’
According to him, Gajere was a unique symbol of unity, a preacher of peace, a defender of the oppressed, an exponent of a productive Nigeria, a peerless philanthropist, insightful behemoth, an ingenious crusader and a titan in his profession.
He maintained that DNCRS was an adherent of professional diligence, promoter of sociocultural, civil and political right, adding that the awardee was a birthed leader and an emancipator to the contemporary Nigeria.
In his response, Dr. E.N. Gajere expressed surprise that the occasion which he thought would be an avenue to brainstorm on issues relating to his job and the youth matters turned out to an award presentation.
He reminded the youth on the need to be team players, insisting that no meaningful success could be recorded without teamwork, particularly when there is enormous tasks to be done.
According to him, the youth remains the pillar of any given society, explaining that the key to the growth and development of the Nigeria was in the hands of the youth.
He maintained that when the youths are determined and focused to make positive impact in any given community, there was no holding back, adding that but when the youths are not positive in their thought and action, the country will be in for it.
Gajere said, “The growth of the youth is the growth of Nigeria, but most of the youths have not realized this, a development which makes them not attach value to themselves.
He enjoined the youth to go into politics but never to allow themselves to be used by any political group to cause trouble. His words “ Don’t give yourself cheaply to any political group, be focused, be purposeful, and be determined to grow this group and bequeath it to the younger ones. We have done our own and we are already getting old.
He applauded the composition of the youth network that cuts across all the geopolitical zones.

National Centre for Remote Sensing (NCRS) Jos has commissioned major projects. The projects are e-library and modern Multipurpose staff Auditorium.
The projects were commissioned on the 9th May, 2019 by the Honourable Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu.
The event which took place at the Centre’s headquarters attracted dignitaries from all walks of life.
Speaking at the occasion, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu commended the leadership of the Agency for effective utilization of their budgetary allocations by providing the two standard facilities.
He said the projects commissioned would not only add value to the centre’s activities but will promote research and learning.
According to him, Remote Sensing /Earth Observation Satellites launched by the space agency have proved useful among others for sustainable management of the environment, improve Agriculture, Development of water resources and emphasize the need for more investments in those areas.
He enjoined the Centre to take the space technology education to secondary schools, adding that students could come for excursion to the centre to acquaint themselves with Remote Sensing technology and its applications.
The minister enjoined the management and staff of the Centre to make good use of the facilities.
Also speaking, the Director General NASRDA reinstated the importance of remote sensing technology as a super structure in building a solid foundation for an emerging knowledge based, science and technology driven and globally competitive modern economy in Nigeria.
According to him “commissioning of the multipurpose Auditorium and the e-library building was a great achievement”. His word “These critical facilities are major achievement, the auditorium in particular will among others provide decent accommodation for the growing number of institutions staff and students that come regularly for educational visit while e-library will undoubtedly improve on the quality of our research outputs”
Prof. S.O. Mohammed commended the Minister and the Federal Government for making budgetary allocations for the projects and seeing to it that the projects were executed.
In his speech, Dr. Efron Gajare, Director National Center for Remote Sensing Jos, thanked dignitaries, especially the Governor of Plateau State, the Minister of Science and Technology, Speaker Plateau State House of Assembly, the Traditional Rulers for honouring their invitation.
He commended the former Director of the Centre who according to him had laid a foundation that made his work easy, adding that there wouldn’t have been him if those ones had not done well.
Dr. E.N. Gajere who reeled out the achievements of the Centre, said it would not have been possible without the support of the Federal Government and the cooperation of the staff of the Centre.
According to him, the Centre took the training of staff as a priority since the job the centre does was knowledge based and driven.
He announced that the Centre which began with less than two Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) holders now boasts of not fewer than fifteen of them now, adding that numerous others have Masters of Sciences (M.Sc) and Bachelor degrees.
According to him, many others are undergoing studies at both M.Sc. and Ph.D levels to boost the capacity of the staff for effective delivery.

This year World Space Week looks at the importance of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and its importance to modern life on earth. imagine a world without navigation satellites to guide planes, ships and cars and not to forget: us with our location based mobile phone apllications! and navigation sateliites not just accurately pinpoint our position on the planet, it also provides time signals to keep clocks in sync, which is critically important for global trading and many other time critical sectors.


  1. One hour Phone-in programme by the Director, NCRS, Mr. E. N. Gajere on PRTVC on the 7th October from 12:00 Noon to 1:00PM
  2. Career talk for secondary schools students at NCRS Consult on the 8th of October from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
  3. Exhibition on the 9th of October at the NCRS Consult Bukuru.