The Nigerian Communication Commission says through diligent implementation of its 8 Points Agenda broadband penetration has improved from 6 percent in 2015 to 42.29 per cent as at July 2020.
The Commission also proposes to deepen broadband penetration to 70 per cent to at least 90 percent of the population by 2025 in line with new target in the Nigerian National Broadband Plan (NBBP).
The Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer NCC Professor. Umar Danbatta, stated this at the interactive session with Bureau -Chiefs and News Editors
Professor Danbatta while highlighting the achievements of the commission noted that his administration pursuits of strategic Vision Plan which stood on the tripod of Availability, Accessibility and Affordability of service had expanded the frontier of digital economy in the country
Executive Vice Chairman however assured Nigerians that the Commissions will not rest on its oars as it has unveiled another five year strategic pillars, to attain regulatory excellence, universal broadband, promotion of development of digital economy, market development, and strategic partnering
Ladies and gentlemen, our plan for the increased growth of telecom in Nigeria is clear, We will leave no stones unturned, We will not on oars to ensure we achieve our goals. We have our job cut out for us and we will start with broadband because that is the key to touching the lives of every Nigerian. We hope to take broadband penetration to 70 per cent to at least 90 percent of the population by 2025 in line with new target in the Nigerian National Broadband Plan (NBBP), 2020 2025. We want to continue to protect consumers and ensure they have value for their money, We want to Continue to support and fast-track the digital economy drive of the Federal Government of Nigeria and this has led to the creation of a Digital Economy
In a submission, the Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management Barrister Adeleke Adewolu who acknowledged the Media said the reality of the modern times called for more engagements and improvement in quality of service delivery
The interactive session which held in Abuja was also attended by stakeholders virtually across the country