logo-profile

OTICE

.COM

.NG


Home of Nigeria Latest News and Updated Information
tag-iconNews
tag-iconNBP , Pantami

Pantami receives NBP 2020-2025 committee report

user_icon Posted by:
Tiamiyu Saheed Oluwatosin
views-icon Views:
142
like-icon Page likes:
0
dislike-icon Page dislikes:
0
comments-iconComments:
0
calendar-icon Posted on: 2020-02-20 13:24:54
share-icon Share(s):
0
F0349D6A-ALI PANTAMI NIGERIA



Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, on Tuesday, received the draft report of the National Broadband Plan Committee 2020-2025.

The report was presented to him in his office by the Chairman of the Committee, Ms Funke Opeke, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), MainOne Cable.

Details of the meeting sent to Press by the commission said the Committee is co-chaired by Dr. Bashir Gwandu, Ex-Executive Commissioner Technical Services at NCC, while Engr. Ubale Maska, NCC’s Executive Commissioner Technical Services was the Secretary.

In attendance at the presentation ceremony, were members of the Committee. The Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of NCC, Professor Danbatta was also present at the event.

DO YOU KNOW >>> Plane carrying coronavirus materials crashes, kills all onboard

READ ALSO >>>

Dr. Pantami inaugurated the Committee on 16 December 2019 to develop a new National Broadband Plan 2020-2025 that will be a guiding template for further development of the telecommunications sector.

This followed the expiration of the 2013-2018 National Broadband Plan which was designed to achieve at least 30 percent broadband penetration in Nigeria. At the expiration of the old Plan, Nigeria achieved 37.8 percent broadband coverage.

At the inauguration of the new NBP Committee, Pantami also urged the members to review the old plan, examine its challenges and proffer solutions. He equally urged the committee to undertake the assignment in the context of growing and emerging technologies.

The new broadband plan, being developed with the support and collaboration of the Government of the United Kingdom (UK), is expected to increase broadband penetration to 70 percent by 2025 in order to give concrete expression to Federal Government’s commitment to making Nigeria a truly digital economy.

READ ALSO >>> Pantami urges Swedish Government to support broadband infrastructure - NCC

BREAKING >>> WHO clarifies rumours of Coronavirus being airborne - COVI9-19

It will be recalled that on January 3, 2020, while engaging the Nigerian press at a Media Briefing and Chat, Dr. Pantami promised that the report of the new NBP Committee will be ready in the first quarter of the year 2020.


For All Nigeria Past Questions Visit www.QUESTION.NG

Kindly share this post on different Social Media below


COMMENTS

NOTE: User comments in this section are, as the name implies, provided by users of this website. The question.ng team is not responsible for, nor do they endorse, any of the information provided here.


NO POSTED COMMENT