Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT) has signed a mutual backup services agreement with Berlintersat, at the Belintersat headquarters in Minsk, Belarus.
The agreement which is a tripartite one was signed by the China Great Wall Industry Corporation(CGWIC), NIGCOMSAT and Berlintersat is part of the strategic move by NIGCOMSAT Ltd to reposition the company for commercial viability. Speaking on the signing of the agreement the Executive Director , Marketing and Business development NIGCOMSAT, Hon Samson Osagie said that with the mutual backup service agreement NIGCOMSAT is poised to push its services further beyond the frontiers already covered as its clients no longer have any reason to worry about the absence of backup for NigComSat-1R.
Hon. Samson Osagie enjoined corporate bodies to have confidence in NIGCOMSAT’s ability to render seamless services to its clients. He noted that NIGCOMSAT Ltd occupies a strategic position for the nation”s economic and security architecture that it cannot be treated like other national assets that has been privatised. He noted further that with the plans to acquire NigComSat-2 and NigComSat-3, NIGCOMSAT has been positioned for commercial viability as he urged government to give effect to the Executive Order no. 2 dealing with Local Content with specific reference to Satellite Communications in Nigeria. Hon. Samson Osagie emphasized that NIGCOMSAT possess huge potentials for the economic development of Nigeria.