Nigeria will benefit from the £1.2bn intervention fund from the British government to bridge access to communication.
This was revealed by the Nigerian Communications Commission Executive Vice Chairman Umar Danbatta after a meeting with the United Kingdom’s Department of Foreign and International Development.
According to Danbatta, “This delegation is here to explore how the UK government can channel a significant intervention to the tune of £1.2bn to create wealth and posterity in selected countries around the world.
“This creation of posterity will leverage the power of the ICT to provide access to un-served and underserved areas in the country. The intervention is also on cybersecurity and capacity building, three key areas.”
He added that “With the right rural technology solution, we can do it faster because at the rate we are plugging the gaps, it will take us about 20 years to conclude.”