Tuesday April 26, 2022 / 1:49 PM / Broadcast media / Header image credit: Official CPS_Lag
The Nigerian Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) and the Executive Vice President (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, have pledged to conduct policy initiatives that promote infrastructure investment in the Nigerian telecommunications sector to improve connectivity for national growth and development.
Professor Ibrahim and Professor Danbatta made the statement during the reception marking the landing of the Equiano submarine cable system in Nigeria at the Open Access Data Center in Lagos.
The duo praised Google LLC, the West Indian Ocean Cable Company (WIOCC) and other shareholders for providing additional bandwidth capacity in Nigeria to improve connectivity and growth.
Professor Ibrahim was represented at the event by NCC Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management, Adeleke Adewolu, and Executive Commissioner, NCC Technical Services, Ubale Maska, who replaced Professor Danbatta.
Other executive staff present at the event for the Commission included Bako Wakil, Director of Technical Standards and Network Integrity of NCC, and Yomi Arowosafe, Controller of NCC’s Ibadan Area Office.
According to the minister, the government will continue to drive the implementation of current policies focused on the digital economy of the current administration.
Furthermore, Professor Ibrahim promised an enabling environment that encourages foreign and local investment in infrastructure development, such as that of Google and its co-investors.
Furthermore, Professor Danbatta indicated that the Commission’s expectations, initiatives and vision for accelerating broadband penetration, the advancement of a digital economy, quality of service and the development of national security through technological advancements are interventions that the regulator has prioritized.
Prof. Danbatta shared his joy when Equiano joined other submarine cables in Nigeria including Natcom’s SAT3 cable, MainOne cable, Glo1 cable, ACE cable, WACS and Dolphin cable as well as MTN.
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