By Olasunkanmi Onifade
Nigeria Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) Limited is collaborating with Hydropolis Free Trade Zone with the view to exploring areas of business interest.
This is contained in a statement signed by the General Manager , Corporate Affairs and Special Project of NIGCOMSAT, Dr Adamu Idris on Sunday in Abuja.
He said the management of Hydropolis Free Trade Zone, a subsidiary of Mainstream Energy Solutions planned to generate a world-class business hub in the country.
“The Free Trade Zone sits on more than 2000 hectares of land, located at Amfani, in New Bussa Local Government Area of Niger, after the famous Kainji Dam.
” It is expected to accommodate a smart city, cargo airport, car race (Formula 1) race track, etc.,” Idris said.
He said the proposed collaboration with NIGCOMSAT Ltd was for the deployment of full broadband services for the proposed smart city.
The Managing Director, NIGCOMSAT Ltd, Mr Tukur Lawal, expressed its readiness to provide the necessary services needed for the city.
He described the gesture as the ‘Game Changer’ for NIGCOMSAT Ltd.
Lawal said that with such massive project, NIGCOMSAT doors were opened for discussions on areas of mutual benefits.
Earlier, the Managing Director, Hydropolis Free Trade Zone, Dr Abdulmalik Ndagi, said that the visit was to seek collaborations for internet broadband services for the smart city.
“NIGCOMSAT Ltd has requested for a formal proposal which Hydropolis agreed to provide before setting a technical committee to discuss the takeoff of business transaction.
” Hydropolis has also invited NIGCOMSAT Ltd to visit the project site in due course,” he said. (NAN) (www.nannewd.ng)
Edited by Bashir Rabe Mani