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The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja has commended the operational efficiency of the Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT), in providing satellite services for the Armed Forces and the Nigerian Army.
Lagbaja gave the commendation when he received the Managing Director, NIGCOMSAT Ltd, Mr Tukur Lawal, who paid him a courtesy visit on Wednesday in Abuja.
Lagbaja said the Nigerian Army was conscious of the Nigerian facility and would collaborate with NIGCOMSAT Ltd as it prepares the launch of a second Communications Satellite otherwise known as NigComSat-2.
He however requested the inclusion of the Army personnel in the design of the second Satellite and also in the training of the Army in the Command and Control of the communications satellite for security purpose.
Earlier, Lawal expressed optimism on the collaboration between the Nigeria Army and his organisation, stating that the Nigeria Army remains the ‘pride of the nation’.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Nigerian Army and NIGCOMSAT Ltd have agreed to form a committee with the view to having a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate the collaboration.
NIGCOMSAT owns and operates the Nigerian Communications Satellite systems, with a vision to be the leading satellite communications solutions provider in Nigeria and Africa. (NAN)