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NIGCOMSAT, Momas Partner On Communication Infrastructure

NIGCOMSAT, Momas Partner On Communication Infrastructure

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Summary : For effective communication infrastructure in the Nigerian defence sector, the Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited and Momas Equipment and Protective Applications International Limited on Saturday (today) signed a partnership. The partnership is to boost national security by aiding effective communication in the defence sector. It would also help build an effective database and improve data collection for national security. Speaking at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding, the Managing Director of NIGCOMSAT, Mrs Nkechi Egerton-Idehen, noted that Momas-EPAIL has invested in Nigeria towards developing local content in power, defence and other sectors. The event, which took place on Saturday at the company’s factory in Mowe, Ogun State, had in attendance, officials from both organisations. Egerton-Idehen applauded MOMAS-EPAIL for being innovative about improving national security. Urging other indigenous companies to partner with NIGCOMSAT for an effective server communication network, Egerton-Idehen said security remained paramount to the country at the moment. Egerton-Idehen spoke, “Today is very historic because it’s the signing of a partnership between NIGCOMSAT and Momas-EPAIL. Most people do not know that Momas-EPAIL is involved in the manufacturing of defence materials for security. “And NIGCOMSAT is the premier satellite communication company for Nigeria. So, there is value in collaborating in helping our defence sector.” The NIGCOMSAT boss said the company was committed to serving Nigeria through Nigerians, adding that there was the need to protect, create value and embrace innovations in the defence sector. She added that NIGCOMSAT, a Nigerian server communication company and Momas-EPAIL would bring value to the nation. In his remarks, the Chairman of Momas-EPAIL, Mr Kola Balogun, said the partnership with NIGCOMSAT would build an effective database and improve data collection for national security. Balogun said that the firm had developed strong knowledge-based information that would protect the security network. He disclosed that the company had grown remarkably in providing armoured vehicles and some classical operational materials. Balogun noted that building a synergy with NIGCOMSAT would enhance group communication infrastructure and also enhance frontline operations. According to him, the MoU would serve as a tool for exchanging information in security, intelligence and communication with lots of classified information. “All the vital information has to be embedded in the agreement such that information that is important to the security of Nigeria can be saved and domesticated. This will further enhance our services and effectiveness towards service delivery to the defence sector,” he said. EPAIL is a subsidiary of the MOMAS Group of Companies, a manufacturing facility in Nigeria dedicated to producing bulletproof vests, ballistic helmets, and other defense-related equipment. MOMAS also produces electricity meters locally. (PUNCH)

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