FG to Boost internet Connectivity in Eight States

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In the first quarter of 2024, Nigeria is set to launch the National Broadband Alliance for Nigeria, an initiative aimed at enhancing broadband development and adoption in Edo, Ogun, Kwara, Katsina, Imo, Abia, Borno, and Nasarawa.

Conceived by the Ministry of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, the initiative aims to address the challenge of low-fibre network rollout in the country.The white paper titled ‘Broadband Access for All’ emphasizes the importance of reliable and affordable Internet access, highlighting the economic barriers faced by individuals and communities without it.

The National Broadband Alliance will serve as a platform for collaboration among government agencies, telecom companies, technology providers, and civil society organizations to coordinate efforts and share resources for nationwide broadband expansion.

Adeolu Ogunbanjo, the President of the National Association of Telecoms Subscribers, expressed optimism about increased penetration, citing its potential to reduce poverty and elevate Nigeria digitally on the global stage.

Source: PUNCH

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