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Satellite firm expands partnership with Armed Forces

20 August 2015, 07:50Augustine Osayande

Abuja – 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 overemphasized.

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"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 time. 

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 

- CAJ News


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