National Space Research And Development Agency Act, 2010

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NATIONAL SPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY ACT, 2010
EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM
This Act establishes the National Space Research and Development Agency for, among other things, to encourage capacity building in space science technology development and management, develop satellite technology for various applications and enhance the development and entrenchment of research.
NATIONAL SPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY ACT, 2010
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
SECTION:
PART 1- ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NATIONAL SPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY. l. Establishment of the National Space Research and Development Agency.
2. Establishment and composition of the Council of the Agency.
3. Tenure of office.
4. Cessation of membership.
5. Remuneration of non ex-officio members of the Council.
PART 11- FUNCTIONS OF THE AGENCY AND POWERS OF THE COUNCIL.
6. Functions of the Agency.
7. Powers of the Council.
P ART III - STRUCTURE OF THE AGENCY, ETC.
8. Headquarters, offices and departments of the Agency.
9. Licensing of activities.
10. Maintenance of register of space objects.
1l. Development Centres of the Agency.
PART IV - STAFF OF THE AGENCY.
12. Secretary to the Council.
\3. Appointment of principal officers of the Agency.
14. Appointment and functions of the Director -General.
15. Appointment of Directors and other members of staff of the Agency.
16. Appointment of Director for Finance and Administration.
17. Directors in the Technical Departments,
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18. Appointment of Director of a Centre.
19. Remuneration of employees of the Agency.
20. Staff regulation.
21. Removal and discipline of staff.
22. Pensions.
P ART V - FINANCIAL PROVISIONS.
23. Fund of the Agency.
24. Expenditure of the Agency.
25. Exemption from payment of income tax.
26. Investment of income.
27. Submission of programme, income and expenditure estimates to the Council.
28. Audit and accounts.
39. Annual report.
PART VI - MISCELLANEOUS.
30. Power to purchase, build or lease property.
31. Power to sell or lease out property.
32. Power to borrow.
33. Power to accept gift.
34. Commencement of suit or action and service of notice.
35. Power to make regulations.
36. Interpretation.
37. Citation.
Schedule
NATIONAL SPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY ACT, 2010
A Bill For
An Act to establish the National Space Research and Development Agency; and for related matters.
ENACTED by the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-
PART I - ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NATIONAL SPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY.
I. (I) There is established the National Space Research and Development Agency (in this Act referred to as "the Agency"),
(2) The Agency -
(a) shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal; and
(b) may sue or be sued in its corporate name.
2. (I) There is established for the Agency the National Space Council (in this Act referred to as "the Council").
(2) The Council shall consist of-
(a) the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as
Chairman;
(b) the Vice-President as Vice-Chairman;
(c) the Minister of Science and Technology;
(d) the Minister of Defence;
(e) the Minister of Interior;
(I) the Chairman of National Planning Commission;
(g) the Minister of Information and Communication;
(h) the Minister of Education;
(i) the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of
Justice;
(D the Director-General of the Agency;
Commencement
Establishment of National Space Research and Development Agency.
Establishment and composition of the Council of the Agency.
(k) 3 distinguished scientists, 2 of whom must have relevant knowledge and experience in space science and technology drawn from the National Academy of Science and Council of Registered Engineers.
(3) The supplementary provisions set out in the Schedule to this Act shall have effect with respect to the proceedings of the Council and other matters contained therein.
3. A member of the Council, other than an ex-officio member or the Director-General, shall hold office for a term of 4 years and may be eligible for another term of 4 years and no more.
4. (I) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 3 of this Act, a member of the Council shall cease to hold office ifhe-
(a) resigns his appointment by notice under his hand addressed to the President;
(b) becomes of unsound mind;
(c) is convicted of a felony or any other offence involving dishonesty or corruption;
(d) becomes bankrupt or makes a compromise with his creditors; or
(e) becomes incapable of carrying out the functions of his office either arising from an infirmity of mind or body.
(2) A member may, at any time be removed from office by the President -
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