NIGCOMSAT Ltd is discussing with Hydropolis Free Trade Zone, a subsidiary of Mainstream Energy Solutions, to explore business interests including providing satellite broadband services for the planned Free Trade Zone designed to become a top rage business hub in Nigeria
The Free Trade Zone sits on over 2000 hectares of land, located at Amfani, in New Bussa Local Government Area of Niger State, after the famous Kainji Dam. It is expected to accommodate a Smart City, Cargo airport, and Car Race (Formula 1) race track, among others.
The collaboration with NIGCOMSAT Ltd is for the deployment of full broadband services for the proposed Smart City.
Managing Director, NIGCOMSAT Ltd, Tukur Mohammed Lawal, expressed readiness of the communication satellite company to provide the required services for the Smart City. He told the team from Hydropolis Free Trade Zone that deal is a‘game changer’ for NIGCOMSAT Ltd.
“With such a massive project, NIGCOMSAT doors are opened for discussions on areas of mutual benefits,” Lawal added.
According to the Managing Director, Hydropolis Free Trade Zone, Dr. Abdulmalik Andagi, his team is seeking a reliable to ensure internet broadband services for the Smart City, adding that the Free Trade Zone is expected to create a “world class business centre that will accommodate Cargo airport, Smart City, University, Formula 1 car race track amongst others.”
In the weeks ahead, both organisations will be working to seal up a formal proposal, set up a technical committee to manage the takeoff of business transactions; and visit the project site New Bussa, noted a statement by General Manager, Corporate Affairs and Special Project, NICOMSAT, Dr. Adamu Idris.
COVER PHOTO: The Managing Director, NIGCOMSAT Ltd, Engr. Tukur Mohammed Lawal (Right) in a closed discussion with the Managing Director (left) of hydropolis Free Trade Zone, Dr. Abdulmalik Ndagi during a business meeting in Abuja recently.