Satellite firm expands partnership with Armed ForcesFrom AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Nigeria Communications Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT) has extended its partnership with the Nigeria Armed Forces in the area of communication infrastructure.
This follows a deliberation at the Defence Headquarters, Abuja during a courtesy
visit to the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, by the Chief
Executive Officer of NIGCOMSAT, Abimbola Alale.
The NIGCOMSAT executive thanked the military authorities for choosing the
organization as its communication provider and reassured them of improved service.
“The visit was to partner with the military beyond primary satellite communication
but to provide other capabilities that will aid effective and efficient delivery in
their activities,” Alale said.
Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, noted that the importance of
communication in the prosecution of the war in all military operations could not be
“To that effect, the military requires a particular platform through which actions
and activities can be monitored and influenced,” he said.
He said the platform would deliver information, intelligence and bandwidth in real
Olonisakin added that the military required the services of NIGCOMSAT in the
provisions of information, bandwidth and other facilities the military could take
leverage on to be able to deliver necessary bandwidth.
He mentioned that although the military has some communication facilities in the
North East, much more was needed.
“We have so much that we desire that we are not getting. We need to partner with you
so that we can in all our operations get necessary communication infrastructure so
that we can monitor and influence our activities,” Olonisakin said.
– CAJ News
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