Tuesday, February 7, 2023

NIGCOMSAT Opens Discussions With Hydorpolis Over FTZ

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L-R: The managing director, Hydropolis Free Trade Zone, Dr. Abdulmalik Ndagi and the managing director, NIGCOMSAT Ltd, Engr. Tukur Mohammed Lawal during a business meeting in Abuja.

The management of NIGCOMSAT Ltd has opened up a discussion with the Management of Hydropolis Free Trade Zone, a subsidiary of Mainstream Energy Solutions, to explore areas of business interest, especially with the planned free trade zone expected to generate a world-class business hub in the country.

The free trade zone sits on over 2000 hectares of land at Amfani, New Bussa local government, Niger State, after the famous Kainji Dam and is expected to accommodate a smart city, cargo airport, car race track, etc.  

The proposed collaboration with NIGCOMSAT Ltd is for the deployment of full broadband services for the proposed smart city.

Welcoming the team, the managing director, NIGCOMSAT Ltd, Engr. Tukur Lawal expressed NIGCOMSAT’s readiness to provide the necessary services needed for the smart city. He described the gesture as the “game-changer” for NIGCOMSAT Ltd.

Lawal maintained that with such a massive project, NIGCOMSAT’s doors are opened for discussions on areas of mutual benefit.

Earlier on, the managing director, Hydropolis Free Trade Zone, Dr. Abdulmalik Andagi explained that the visit was to seek collaborations for Internet broadband services for the smart city. 

Ndagi maintained that the free trade zone is expected to create a world-class business centre that will accommodate a cargo airport, smart city, university, a Formula 1 car race track, amongst others.

A statement by NIGCOMSAT’s general manager, corporate affairs and special project, Dr. Adamu Idris said NIGCOMSAT Ltd has requested a formal proposal which Hydropolis agreed to provide, before setting a technical committee to discuss take-off of the business transaction. 

It added that Hydropolis has also invited NIGCOMSAT Ltd to visit the project site in due course.

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