NIGCOMSAT critical to Nigeria’s digitalisation – MD

Gombe, Nov. 8, 2023: The Managing Director of the Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT), Mrs Jane Egerton-Idehen, has said that the agency played a pivotal role in the digitalisation and improving Nigeria’s revenue profile.

Everton-Idehen stated this on Tuesday during a facility tour of the NIGCOMSAT Regional Office, Gombe.

She said the visit was part of efforts to create awareness on its activities, adding that satellite operators attract foreign direct investments in the country.

According to her, the communication sector contributes about 19 per cent of the country’s revenue.

The managing director said that NIGCOMSAT aimed at promoting growth of the broadcasting industry to generate maximum revenue and provide Nigerians access to digital communications inline with its mandate.

“Technology is the engine of every economy, and NIGCOMSAT is now well equipped to provide the nation with quality internet services that will encourage innovation and other advancements in the technology industry.

“We are counting on the media, industry players and schools to explore partnership opportunities with NIGCOMSAT as it is crucial for facilitating technological access and fostering sustainable economic growth at all levels in the country,” she said.