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NIGCOMSAT ‘ll drive technological progress, foster partnerships in Nigeria – MD
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NIGCOMSAT ‘ll drive technological progress, foster partnerships in Nigeria – MD

The Managing Director and Chief Executive officer of the Nigerian Communications Satellite NIGCOMSAT , Mrs. Nkechi Jane Egerton-Idehen, has reiterated their commitment to business transformation, insisting that they were driving technological progress and fostering lasting partnerships for the betterment of Nigerian communities.The MD spoke in Kaduna while addressing journalists at the North West Regional Business office at the end of her two-day visit.

Mrs. Egerton-Idehen highlighted NIGCOMSAT’s transformation into a focused industry player and unveiled the new slogan, “We are Open for Business,” during a recent Stakeholders’ Breakfast Forum in Abuja.

She said her visit to Kaduna aimed to engage clients and partners in the region, emphasizing NIGCOMSAT’s commitment to business transformation.She also Expressed determination to bridge the digital divide, NIGCOMSAT focuses on providing broadband connectivity nationwide.The MD called for partnerships with Kaduna State Government to enhance operations in various sectors.

According to her ,NIGCOMSAT initiated the Accelerator Programme, encouraging space-tech companies to participate before the application deadline on February 24, 2024. She said “this program offers mentorship and exposure to early-stage space-tech startups.

The CEO urged collaboration with media, industry players, and schools for technological access and sustainable economic growth.

She further appreciated support from partners and stakeholders, NIGCOMSAT adding that they remains dedicated to driving technological progress for a connected and prosperous future.

“Gentlemen of the Press, I warmly welcome you this afternoon to the North-West Regional Office of Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT), situated here in Kaduna. It is my pleasure to address you all today as i conclude my two-day working visit to the region. particularly in the important state, Kaduna the “Centre of Learning,” as it is referred to.”

“It is a new dawn at NIGCOMSAT Limited and the company is embracing this new era of business enthusiasm blowing in every corner of our business enterprise. Our story in NIGCOMSAT today is a story of transformation from an unwell service provider to an energetic, well focus industry player with a strong determination to change the past history. We recently hosted a Stakeholders’ Breakfast Forum in Abuja where we unveiled our new slogan, “We are Open for Business.”

“This visit to Kaduna has thus, afforded me the opportunity to meet and discuss with our clients, potential clients, stakeholders and partners in the region comprising of Kaduna, Kano, Sokoto, Jigawa, Zamfara, Kebbi and Katsina. We are here to ensure that they understand that NIGCOMSAT Ltd is out fur business. We are giving our business the transformation it needs to take its place as a critical and strategic proud asset of our nation, not just through words, but through tangible actions and results. We are determined to make NIGCOMSAT a beacon of national pride, with an energised workforce and satisfied clients.”

“Part of our mandate as a communications satellite operator is to ensure bridge the digital divide for the Nigerian people by providing broadband connectivity to the unserved and underserved populace. We are more than ever committed to provide universal, ubiquitous, and cost-effective access to communications infrastructure throughout the country, to strive for a Nigeria where the utilisation of ICT impacts all spheres from agriculture, education, health, enterprise, etc.”

“As we aim to become the preferred choice and a leading provider of communications solutions provider in not only Nigeria but the African continent, we have equally initiated a restructuring process as we reassess our priorities to ensure that they flourish in the evolving Comtech industry, to compete effectively and contribute to the internally. generated revenue of the country.”

“Addressing you this afternoon gladdens me. I have a strong conviction that you will be a most reliable partner of NIGCOMSAT to tell our story to the world. Technology is the engine of every economy, and NIGCOMSAT is now better positioned now than ever, to provide the nation with reliable internet services that will stimulate innovation and other advancements in the tech industry.”

“It will be our pleasure to partner with the Kaduna State Government to provide broadband access and other solutions that can enhance the operations of small and medium enterprises, the educational and the healthcare sectors in the state. To our present and prospective partners in Kaduna State and beyond, I want you to know that we are open for business.”

“Permit me therefore, to enjoin the space enthusiasts and space tech companies to key into the NIGCOMSAT Accelerator programme before the application closes on 24 February, 2024. The Accelerator programme is aimed at fostering innovation in satellite technology Designed for early-stage companies with space-tech solutions to launchpad to success in the dynamic realms of technology and satellite communications, the NIGCOMSAT Accelerator Programme is a transformative journey spanning key stages, offering a unique blend of mentorship, networking, and exposure to catapult your startup into the global space-tech arena. It is an ideal opportunity for the people of Kaduna State and beyond, to be part of this laudable initiative aimed at redefining the specter of our collective gain in the space-tech.”

“We are counting on the media, industry players, and schools to explore partnership opportunities with NIGCOMSAT to facilitate technological access and foster sustainable economic growth at all levels.”

“In conclusion, we are dedicated to driving technological progress and fostering lasting partnerships for the betterment of our communities and the nation as a whole. Thank you to all our partners, stakeholders and the media for this unwavering support in our journey towards a more connected and prosperous future,” she said.

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