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NIGCOMSAT, NNPC Subsidiary Join Forces For Satellite Services

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L-R: The managing director, National Petroleum Telecommunications Limited, Sanusi Yerima receiving a plague from the managing director of NIGCOMSAT Ltd., Engr. Tukur Lawal during the business engagement meeting in Abuja.

In a strategic move aimed at revitalising and sustaining its business enterprise, NIGCOMSAT LTD has forged a partnership with National Petroleum Telecommunications Limited (NAPET), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC). The collaboration aims to provide satellite services for monitoring sensitive equipment and services.

The managing director of NIGCOMSAT LTD, Engr. Tukur Lawal, led a high-powered delegation to NAPET headquarters in Abuja and expressed confidence in NIGCOMSAT’s capacity and manpower to deliver satellite solutions for NAPET and its parent company, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company. Lawal commended the contributions of NNPC and NAPET in driving the growth of the Nigerian economy, stating that the meeting with NAPET was one of the most productive interactions he had experienced with any government agency.

Lawal warmly welcomed the opportunity extended by NAPET to NIGCOMSAT to utilize its resources for the provision of satellite services. He emphasised the importance of exploring such opportunities to enhance NIGCOMSAT’s business prospects.

In his welcome address, the managing director of NAPET, Sanusi Yerima expressed confidence that the strategic partnership with NIGCOMSAT would bolster NNPC’s infrastructure. He highlighted the agency’s commitment to conducting business globally and maximising profitability. Yerima cited the ongoing Kogi, Kaduna and Abuja (KKA) pipeline projects, which have benefited from NIGCOMSAT’s services. He also commended NIGCOMSAT’s “on-the-move vehicle” infrastructure, which enables the provision of satellite services in remote areas, including air and sea.

Yerima stated that the partnership with NIGCOMSAT was strategic and welcomed this development as an important step forward for NAPET.

A statement from NIGCOMSAT’s general manager for corporate affairs and special projects, Dr. Adamu Idris mentioned that NAPET expressed particular interest in the L-Band services. As a result, both parties agreed to establish a committee consisting of five members from each organisation to promptly develop a modality for the business partnership.

The collaboration between NIGCOMSAT and NAPET holds great potential for leveraging satellite services to enhance monitoring and infrastructure development within NNPC. This strategic alliance underscores the commitment of both organizations to technological advancement and the continued growth of the Nigerian economy.

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