By Cyber Era Reporter
Baring unforeseen circumstances, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, will on Thursday March 19, 2020, unveil the Nigeria National Broadband Plan 2020-2025, and also commission three other projects executed by the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy (FMOCDE) and parastatals under it. The FMOCDE was created by Buhari out of the former Ministry of Communications Technology inherited from former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami revealed this Saturday at the Ministry’s Headquarters while inaugurating the Ministerial Central Working Committee which members are the Chief Executive Officers of parastatals under his supervision.
Dr. Pantami stated that although the event was 70 per cent activities of Nigerian Communications Commission, (NCC) but for the purpose of maintaining unity among the parastatals under his watch, there was need to collaborate and support one another to achieve success of the event.
He said, “It is our collective responsibilities to support the Commission to ensure the programmes are successful because the success of any one of us is a collective achievement and the failure of any one of us is a collective responsibility. So, let us support one another the way we did during eNigeria 2019 and make the event a success for Mr. President.”
Dr. Pantami stated that Ministers were aides of the President hence any responsibility assign to a minister was a presidential task noting that one of the key priority areas of the current administration was how to deepen the broadband penetration.
He said, “We cannot talk about digital economy without addressing the broadband penetration issue and this is the reason we want to unveil the new national broadband policy.”
Aside the launching and unveiling the Broadband Plan for 2020-2025, otheprojects the President will be commissioning include Communication and Digital Economy Complex, Emergency Communications Centre, Abuja, established by NCC, National Emergency Toll-Free Number and National Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship Training.
The Minister prevailed on the members of the Committee to work assiduously for the successful execution of the event.