Dr Samson Osagie, the Executive Director, Marketing and Business Development of Nigeria Communication Satellite Ltd (NigComSat), and a former minority whip of the House of Representatives, revealed the Federal Government plans to install satellite services through the company to 18 local government areas of Edo State.
Osagie explained that the development, which will be in partnership with the Edo State Government will enable Edo State Broadcasting Service (EBS), which is state-owned, have their signals in the whole of West Africa and also boost the educational sector.
He gave a speech immediately after making presentation to Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, who was represented by Mr Emmanuel Agbale, the Commissioner for Science and Technology.
Osagie said, “We came to Government House to make a presentation to the Edo State Government in areas of collaboration between Nigeria Communication Satellite Company Limited and the Edo State Government on the broadband connectivity with respect to primary and secondary schools with health centres across the state.”
“You know that before, our educational facilities here in Edo State hasn’t been in good shape, so have plans to assist the state government deploy our services to cover all schools. So that even the governor itself and the Commissioner for Education would be able to assess the happenings in every school and then assist the students in the area of E-learning and E-library to make access to educational materials easy through broadband connectivity. We have also offered them services in our DTH platform where we intend to assist the Edo Broadcasting Service to have their signals all over West Africa.”