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Nigeria To Procure A 2nd Satellite

BoomRadioNG | January 18, 2022

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced plans to launch a second satellite this year to boost the country’s satellite communication system.

This was disclosed by Dr Isa Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy at a one-day working visit and interaction with the staff of the Nigerian Communications Satellite in Abuja.


Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami at NIGCOMSAT



The minister said he had gotten the president’s approval to purchase another Communications satellite for the country.

Pantami said “That approval of the federal government, which I have secured, has been forwarded to NIGCOMSAT. Now, it is on the table of the management of NIGCOMSAT to answer that question but I want to make sure that all work in progress must be completed in 2022,”

He added that he had met with the Minister of Finance to ensure that it was included in the 2022 budget.


Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Prof Isa Pantami



The minister further stressed that 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. The federal government has earmarked N2.5bn for the NIGCOMSAT 2 project in the 2022 budget.












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