In a recent announcement, the Nigerian government has disclosed its plans to launch a new communication satellite (Sat 2) into orbit. Reportedly the sum earmarked for this project is N2.5 billion in the government’s 2022 budget.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, disclosed that there have been an establishment of a few subsidiaries under NIGCOMSAT to help bring the institution to its glory.
“Since 2019, I have been so passionate about the success of NIGCOMSAT. Starting with the suspension of the privatization of NIGCOMSAT.
As a matter of fact, I have secured the approval of Mr President for purchasing of another Satellite. I went further to lobby the Minister of Finance to ensure that this is included in the 2022 budget.
I have also approved establishment of some subsidiaries under NIGCOMSAT as part of efforts to revive the company and make it innovative and productive.
You need to turn things around through the unique and effective service you are able to provide and revenue you generate for the government.
It is a difficult task to revive an institution and make it very successful, that you must make. The challenge of reviving NIGCOMSAT is not just a necessity but an obligation for all the staff. We revived NITDA and the agency has become a reference point for any IT project.”Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy