Nigerian satellite operator NigComSat has appointed Yusuf Kazaure as the chairman of its board.
Kazaure’s appointment is the latest of many board-level changes across multiple sectors under the oversight of Nigeria’s Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy. It comes after concerns were raised about underutilisation of the company’s NigComSat-1R communications satellite and its rising year-on-year operational losses.
In 2006, Kazaure was part of the team that rolled out Galaxy Backbone, a state-owned ICT solutions company of which he became MD/CEO in 2014.
Other appointments on the NigComSat board include Dr Najeem Salam, Professor Abdu Ja’afaru Bambale and Hadi Mohammed, who have been named executive director of marketing and business development, executive director of technical services and executive director of administration respectively.