Nigeria: President Yar'Adua Launches NigComsat-1

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President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, has launched the first ever Pan-African Communication Satellite NigComsat-1 at the Congress Hall of the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja on Friday July 8 2007. With the launching, he said, Nigeria has signaled its determination to be a significant player in today’s fast globalizing knowledge and technology driven world.

In a speech delivered on his behalf by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Alhaji Baba Gana Kingibe, the President re-emphasized Nigeria’s recognition of the critical role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the achievement of our national development goals.

He noted that NigComsat-1 will impact massively on telecommunications, broadcasting, the internet, multimedia real monitoring services, navigation and global positioning systems…

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