Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Honourable Minister for Communications and Digital Economy

Digital Economy: Pantami activates landmark Broadband projects, presents book

*Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Nigeria’s Minister for Communications and Digital Economy, November 24, in Abuja, will kick-start strategic Broadband initiatives for the award of contracts for provision of Broadband infrastructure for MSMEs and tertiary institutions of learning across the country

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

As the West African country moves to accelerate Broadband penetration and advance digital economy projections, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Honourable Minister for Communications and Digital Economy, will preside over the commencement of landmark Broadband initiatives Thursday, November 24, 2022, in Abuja, FCT.

ConsumerConnect reports the strategic Broadband initiatives are to be implemented by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) towards fast-tracking the course of digital economy projections for the country.

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Mr. Reuben Muoka, Director of Public Affairs at NCC, Sunday, November 20, disclosed the event would witness the award of contracts for the provision of Broadband infrastructure for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), as well as tertiary and higher institutions of learning across the six geopolitical zones of the country.

The Minister is also expected to present a book entitled: “Skills Rather Than Just Degrees” at the event Thursday.

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Prof. Pantami authored the book, with a Foreword written by Brad Smith, President of Microsoft Corporation.

“The list of projects for the various geopolitical zones that are set for launch were recently approved by the Federal Executive Council, after presentation by the Minister.

“The projects are expected to be completed within six months, from the date of the award,” said the NCC.

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The telecoms regulatory Commission further noted that it had selected well-known technology companies through transparent tendering process for the implementation of the strategic projects.

The event is expected to attract multi-stakeholders from the academia, technology enthusiasts, including prospective start-up companies, FinTech organisations, and other interested sectors whose activities are billed to energise the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS) 2020-2030.

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The Commission said the provision of Broadband infrastructure for the MSMEs in Nigeria, and for tertiary institutions across the six geopolitical zones of the country would add the necessary fillip towards achieving the major objectives spelt out in the NDEPS 2020-2030.

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