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China to replace NigComSat-1 free

By Luka Binniyat

ABUJA – The Vice President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mr. He Xing, of China Great Wall Industry Incorporation (CGWIC), the firm that designed and build the crashed N24 billion NigComsat 1 satellite, has affirmed that the company would replace the de-orbited satellite at not cost to Nigeria.

He said the new satellite would be launched into space for Nigeria and its customers in the next two years.

Mr. Zing made this known yesterday in Abuja when he paid a visit to the Speaker of the House of Represenatatives, Hon. Dimeji Bankole.

“We want to maintain the great relationship that China and Nigeria has been having for many decades now”, he told the Speaker who was represented by the Leader of the House, Hon. Tunde Akogun.

“We want Nigeria to know that China is honest in it relationship with Nigeria, and we are going to honour all agreements and understanding that we have both signed,” he said.

“We are going to replace the damaged Nigerian Communications Satellite that we designed, built and launched for your country in 2007”, said.


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