Review of the Nigerian National Broadband Plan will provide answers to most of the questions that have risen from its implementation, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said.
The NCC Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Monday.
He said that the review was necessary as the plan was nearing expiration.
Danbatta said that monitoring and evaluation were important components of any plan; hence, the need for the review.
”Many areas of the plan may have been accomplished but this planned review will require the committee to look at the plan and to come out with what exactly is the level of the implementation and what we need to do more in another plan.
”The Nigerian Broadband Plan was designed for the years 2013 to 2018, and as with most plans, this plan has a life.
”As with most plans, there is need for review to ascertain its efficiency,” he said.
Danbatta hoped that the review would help to establish areas where the country should do more, adding that the areas might be included in another plan.
He said that as at February 2017, broadband penetration level in the country was at 21 per cent.
According to him, the commission was determined to achieve the 30 per cent broadband penetration target by 2018.
”2018 is December 2018; so, we are looking at a year from now.
“Nigerians should bear witness to the various initiatives we have put in place in order to ensure that we hit the target,’’ he said.
NAN reports that the Minister of Communications, Mr Adebayo Shittu, had said that the five-year broadband plan might be reviewed by the end of 2018.
Shittu said that the review would lead to a new plan that would be in line with technology trends.
He said that the targeted 30 per cent broadband penetration was low for Nigeria, considering clamours for broadband access by the citizens. (NAN)
- Ex-Super Eagles’ Players Laud Wike Over Investment In Sports
- Anti-Human Trafficking Campaign: Dutch Govt Plans Agric Devt Programme For Youths In Edo
- Ramadan: ECWA Distributes Food Items To Muslims, Nigerians In Kaduna
- Okpekpe Race: Sports Minister Commends Edo Govt, Wants More Private Sector Participation
- PDP ‘ll Take Back Power From APC In Ondo, Says Akingboye
Plantain: Remedy For Kidney, Bladder Problems
Research has shown that plantains are rich in vitamins and minerals that contribute to good health. It is famed to...
Aloe Vera For Hair Health, Wounds Healing, Others
Since ancient times, the aloe vera plant has been used around the world to treat a number of ailments. Ancient...
Russel Carrington Wilson
Russell Carrington Wilson is a 31 year old American football player for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League...
Every Woman Is A Queen – Mary Kanu
Mary Kanu is the brain behind the fast growing beauty home Mauchiqueen Beauty Planet. She speaks with MILLICENT AREBUN ONUOHA...
I Break Barriers To Succeed – Fatima
Fatima Yusuf Giwa from Akwanga local government area of Nasarawa State is the last child of her family. She was...
Internet Fraudsters Riding Roughshod On Nigerian Music’s Image
SAMUEL ABULUDE writes on Nigerian music, its charm, essence and need to rid it off internet fraudsters and bad image....
COVER STORIES20 hours ago
‘Yahoo Boys’ Hide As EFCC Intensifies Crackdown On Fraudsters
COVER STORIES19 hours ago
NFIU Guidelines: Govs, LG Workers Set For Showdown
ENTERTAINMENT21 hours ago
We Have No Proper Entertainment Arena In Nigeria – Eddie Madaki
OPINION23 hours ago
Making Child Birth Blessing, Not Curse
COLUMNS17 hours ago
Emefiele And The Task Ahead
NEWS23 hours ago
Police Arrest Man Stealing Church Musical Equipment
FEATURES22 hours ago
Empowering Women Is Key To Eradicating Poverty – Isoken
NEWS17 hours ago
FG Harps On Promoting Economic Growth Through Transport