Headline ICT National News Nigeria

FG leverages digital services for economic sustainability

The Federal Government says its Communications and Digital services regulatory bodies are operating a developmental approach to enable economic stimulation sustainability.

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Pantami, stated this at the ECOWAS Digital Economy Regional Conference held in Abuja.

Professor Pantami said the Communications regulatory bodies were adopting such approach to ensure businesses are afloat thereby protecting investors and fortifying the nation’s economy.

The Communications Minister said with the establishment of the National Information Technology Infrastructure Backbone, the the nation’s broadband penetration put at over 50 percent is one of the highest on the African Continent.

The World Bank Country Representative in Nigeria, Mr Shuban Chadhoury had commended the efforts of the Federal Government in utilizing the diverse opportunities in the Digital Service sector. and called on other countries in the region to emulate the country.

Representatives from the Public and private Communications sector of various West African nations had called for synergy in protecting telecom infrastructure from vandalism and multiple taxation.

Reporting by Olayemi Daniyan; editing by Julian Osamoto