FG to launch NIGCOMSAT satellite to tackle insecurity

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The managing director/chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT), Jane Egerton, says the organisation intends to launch a satellite dedicated to the Nigerian Army to enhance its capabilities.
Ms Egarton said this when she visited the chief of army staff, Taoreed Lagbaja, on Thursday in Abuja.
She said the satellite would also bolster military operations, considering the severity of the service the Nigerian Army had continued to render to the nation.
The NIGCOM boss acknowledged the organisation’s long-standing relationship with the army and the army’s zeal in tackling security challenges in the country.
She said the partnership was expected to have far-reaching implications for the country’s military operations and national security and leverage satellite technology to drive economic growth and development.
She appreciated the army for its service to the nation and pledged to continue to support the service with technology in tackling the nation’s security challenges.
Mr Lagbaja said the army was willing to partner with NIGCOMSAT to enhance its communication capabilities and improve operations.
Mr Lagbaja said the partnership with NIGCOMSAT was crucial to providing reliable and secure communication services and would enable the army to access a wide range of satellite-based services.
According to him, these services include telecommunications, navigation, and surveillance, which will significantly improve the army’s operational efficiency and effectiveness.
The army chief hailed NIGCOMSAT’s vital role as a formidable foundation for army operations, especially in the North-East and North-West regions.
According to him, the Nigerian army is committed to Executive Order 5 of President Bola Tinubu compelling departments and agencies to patronise made-in-Nigeria goods.
He said NIGCOMSAT’s products were top-notch and reiterated his desire to expand the frontier of cooperation and partnership between NIGCOMSAT and the army.
Mr Lagbaja also pledged to support the communication company in launching its new satellite into space to improve military operations.

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