The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami has tasked the newly appointed Chairman and Governing Board Members of Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT) on absolute commitment.
At the brief official inauguration held at the Ministry’s Corporate Headquarters, Abuja, the minister reminded the Governing Board of the Performance targets set for NIGCOMSAT and stated that the day of reckoning will come where he will require a report in writing, maintaining that inefficiency will not be accepted under his watch.
Pantami stressed that the task to move Nigeria’s ICT sector is a huge one and requires 100% commitment.
In his remarks, Pantami urged the Governing Board Members to always read, learn, unlearn and relearn so as not to become obsolete.
While inaugurating the new board, the minister disclosed it is planning to improve NIGCOMSAT to become competitive in Africa and Asia digital market.
He then charged the Board to hit the ground running immediately and learn new ways of doing business in order the increase the revenue-generating strength of the Company.
The minister further stated that the recently approved 2 subsidiary companies under NIGCOMSAT, (Satellite Infrastructure Company and Satellite Broadband Broadcasting Company) are all aimed at delivering effective and efficient services to Nigerians in line with the NEXT LEVEL agenda of the present administration.
In his response, the Chairman of the Board, Yusuf Kazaure who was the first to take the oath of office said satellite is inevitably necessary for a large country like Nigeria, and communication continues to be so important that you cannot do without it.
He said the target set by the Minister could only be achieved with satellite, so they look forward to creating partnerships with agencies within the ministry and other agencies outside the Ministry and ICT companies in order to achieve the targets.