Nigeria to launch new satellite in 2022 - Pantami

Nigeria will launch a new communication satellite (Sat 2) into orbit this year, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof...

1/18/2022 12:13:00 AM

Nigeria will launch a new communication satellite (Sat 2) into orbit this year, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has said.

Nigeria will launch a new communication satellite (Sat 2) into orbit this year, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof...

ByZakariyya AdaramolaMon, 17 Jan 2022 21:42:27 GMTNigeria will launch a new communication satellite (Sat 2) into orbit this year, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has said.Pantami, who disclosed this during a one-day working visit and interaction with the staff of the Nigerian Communications Satellite in Abuja on Monday, said he had secured the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari to purchase another Communications satellite for the country.

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What is the purpose of a new satellite when we are facing insecurity? How does it solve Nigeria's problem? Besides, what happened to the last satellite? Sky is your limit my mentor People are hungry and you want to launch satellite,is that the next thing to do,pls,set your priorities right,haba!. The best Nigerian minister. We are very proud of you .

As useless as a kite 🪁. Nigeria will still suffer poor Internet. I am especting,Nigerian government to eradicate poverty,hunger,insecurity,malaria,poor economy, Mr Lai Lai!! Don't make Nigerians to be fools!!! Nigerians are counting days for APC's administration, 14 months to go!!! God bless our beloved country Nigeria!

Just think of the Nigerian price! Now pls where on earth is National Space Research and Development Agency We don't even have power supply to power our lives. All of you in this govt no get sense. Good idea Welldone DrIsaPantami

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Good job prof DrIsaPantami Great achievement 💥 After then u will hear The satellite has been stolen before it's been launched💁😂 Alhamdulillah, next is big than this Hahahaha God does not believe, and God praises him. Yes, he is working. Whatever Prof. Fantami will be doing for the progress of Nation will never be recognized by the Southerners.

Prof. is doing a nice job, we wishing him success Good,we pray that it should work What happened to NigicomStat 1

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Joke of the year Pantami should come and explain how this billions naira satellite will benefit Nigerian masses; rather do away with what is left of this govt tenure The best ever communication minister DrIsaPantami With all this satellite launch.., why is data extremely expensive for a country with satellites 🤷🏽‍♂️

What happen to the last one they launched some years ago?

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Nigeria to launch new satellite in 2022 – Pantami By Zakariyya Adaramola Mon, 17 Jan 2022 21:42:27 GMT Nigeria will launch a new communication satellite (Sat 2) into orbit this year, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has said. Pantami, who disclosed this during a one-day working visit and interaction with the staff of the Nigerian Communications Satellite in Abuja on Monday, said he had secured the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari to purchase another Communications satellite for the country. National Assembly turning democracy to plutocracy – Jega The minister said the new satellite would boost the nation’s satellite communications capacity as well as the economy. He also disclosed that he had gone further to lobby the Minister of Finance to ensure that this is included in the 2022 budget. Daily Trust reports the federal government earmarked the sum of N2.5 billion for the satellite 2 project in the 2022 budget estimate. The federal government had in 2017 announced plans to raise $550m required for the construction of two new communications satellites for Nigeria, which the Chinese Export and Import Bank accepted to provide. Also, the minister said he had approved the establishment of some subsidiaries under NIGCOMSAT, as part of the ongoing effort to revive the institution to the path of progress and productivity. ‘‘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,” he said. Pantami, who told the staff of the company that the innovation in the agency was not enough and needed to be improved upon, charged them to turn the institution around in order to justify the suspension of the proposed privatization plan. The Minister said, “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,’’ he added. Speaking on the revolution in NITDA, Pantami said through innovative policies and implementation, he succeeded in raising NITDA revenue from N7 billion to N19 billion annually, an agency that was supposed to be scrapped according to Orosanye report. ‘‘We revived NITDA and the agency has become a reference point for any IT project.’’ Earlier in her welcome address, the Managing Director of NIGCOMSAT, Dr Abimbola Alale, expressed delight for the support being given to the agency by the Minister and assured him that her staff would take up the new challenge and ensure that they deliver on the mandate given by the Minister. Dear Reader, Every day, we work hard to provide readers such as you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information. Quality journalism costs money. Today, we're asking that you support us to do more. Your support means that Daily Trust can keep offering journalism to everyone in the world.