Better days are here for the netizens and teeming internet users in Nigeria as Nigeria’s Minister of Digital Economy, Isa Pantami said that the government will be providing free broadband to schools, airports and markets across the country.
This decision was part of the Federal Executive Council’s meeting held last week Wednesday in Abuja, which led to the approval of Nigeria’s Communication Commission’s (NCC) request on improved internet accessibility and penetration in Nigeria.
Also confirming this, was a tweet made by Special Assistant to the President on Digital and New Media, Tolu Ogunlesi on Wednesday on his twitter page.
According to him “Isa Pantami announces approval of two NCC Memos, for provision of free broadband to 20 Nigerian airports across 6 geopolitical zones, 43 higher institutions (18 approved earlier), and 6 market/SME hubs,”
With this renewed commitment, Internet users in Nigeria can only be optimistic and look forward to improved penetration, affordability and accessibility of broadband/Internet in the country as the world totally becomes digitalized while the most populous black nation in the world races behind to meet up.