NIGCOMSAT Ltd has embarked on the installation of Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSAT) nationwide, starting with 579 local government areas, as part of the Federal Government’s initiative to enhance internet connectivity across the country’s 774 local government areas.

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In an official statement issued by Stephen Kwande, Head of the Media Relations Unit, NIGCOMSAT revealed that Phase One of the project will focus on 40 local government area council offices across eight states in Nigeria, including Borno, Cross River, Imo, Kogi, Kwara, Ogun, Sokoto, and Zamfara states.

Managing Director Mrs. Nkechi Jane Egerton-Idehen highlighted that portable inverter systems with solar panels, aimed at providing uninterrupted power supply using green energy solutions, have been delivered. Installation teams have been deployed on the ground since March 5 in Kabba-Bunu, Kogi state, to kickstart the project.

Egerton-Idehen noted that Kogi state is the first beneficiary of the project, covering five local government areas. This aligns with the ministry’s strategic blueprint and marks a significant step toward achieving President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s mandate to deliver efficient public service at the local government level.


Additionally, the Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun Tijani, has expanded the scope by including another five local government areas, bringing the total from forty to forty-five in the first phase of the project.

The initial five local government areas covered are Kabba/Bunu, Lokoja, Okehi, Bassa, and Okene. The additional five local government areas include Adavi, Ajaokuta, Kogi, Mopamuro, and Dekina.

COVER PHOTO:  Saheed Belgore, a NIGCOMSAT staff in one of the installation sites in Kogi state.


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