The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami has set new Key Performance Index (KPI) for the management and staff of NigComSat Limited, stressing that such KPI when met, are capable of transforming the agency into an opportunity-driven entity capable of taking on risks in the fast-growing Nigerian ICT sector.

The Managing Director of NigComSat Limited, Dr. Abimbola Alale, disclosed this while unveiling two new subsidiary companies created within NigComSat, to stakeholders and channel partners, at the just concluded  NigComSat Stakeholders’ Forum, with the theme, ‘NigComSat Limited: The Present and The Future.’

According to Dr. Abimbola, the KPI set by Minister has made NigComSat to be strategically positioned for potential opportunities and risks, hence the creation of operational structures to facilitate its business aspirations.

“As we strive to achieve our vision to be the leading satellite communication solutions provider in Nigeria and Africa, NigComSat in 2020, obtained approval to form two subsidiary companies (SUBCOs). Firstly is the Satellite Infrastructure Company (SIC) which, should provide satellite upstream services such as Transponder Leasing and In-orbit-Testing (IOT) services, Carrier Spectrum Management (CSM) services. Secondly, the Satellite Broadband and Broadcasting Company (SBBC) set to provide satellite downstream services such as broadband internet services, Broadcasting (DTH) services, amongst others,” she explained.

The Stakeholders’ Forum that held in Lagos gave NigComSat an opportunity to take stock of its achievements in the preceding years. It was also the perfect avenue for channel partners and stakeholders in the telecoms industry to review NIGCOMSAT’s performance and operations.

NigComSat is a key player in the Nigeria National Broadband Plan (NNBP 2020-2025) as published by the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy and launched by President Muhammadu Buhari. The forum, thus, highlighted the contributions of NigComSat Limited as a national digital economy service infrastructure providing satellite communication solutions to an array of customers.

Speaking on the modest contributions of NigComSat Limited in the past years, Chairman, Association of Licensed Telecom Operators of Nigeria, ALTON, Engr Gbenga Adebayo extol the operations of the company and urged its debtors to endeavour to pay up within the stipulated time for services rendered.

“Satellite operations are key to telecommunications growth in the country, so NIGCOMSAT Ltd should be guided to succeed by all stakeholders,” said Engr. Adebayo.



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