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Nigeria will launch a new communication satellite (Sat 2) into orbit this year, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has said.

Pantami, who disclosed this during a one-day working visit and interaction with the staff of the Nigerian Communications Satellite in Abuja on Monday, said he had secured the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari to purchase another Communications satellite for the country.

The minister said the new satellite would boost the nation’s satellite communications capacity as well as the economy.

He also disclosed that he had gone further to lobby the Minister of Finance to ensure that this is included in the 2022 budget.

Daily Trust reports the federal government earmarked the sum of N2.5 billion for the satellite 2 project in the 2022 budget estimate.

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