Niger State government and a telecommunications company, Broad-based Communications limited has signed a Memoradum of Understanding (MoU) to empower 500 youths to engage in telecommunications network business that would be set up in the state.
The representative of the CEO, Broadband Communications Limited, Chris Erewele and the managing director of the Niger State Development Company (NSDC), Mohammed Kure signed for their respective organisations.
Speaking on behalf of the Niger State government, Kure stated that the MOU seeks to create a common platform for exploring, expanding and developing areas of open access fibre optic telecommunication network to cover Niger State.
Kure said that Broadbased Communications Limited shall finance, build, operate and maintain the open access fibre optic telecommunications network in Niger State.
He added that the MOU would further expand the current level of economy and investment especially in the area of youth employment, e-governance, security, communication technology and internally generated revenue saying that other areas of benefit would be commerce with specific focus on ease of doing business and infrastructural development for the benefit of the citizens.
Also speaking, Chris Erewele said the partnership with the state government is to operate and build a open access fiber optic telecommunications network to cover the entire state adding that the 500 youths would be employed at the first phase of the commencement of the network.
Erewele said that the project which is worth billions of naira would boost the internally generated revenue of the state and ensure technological advancement adding that the project is expected to be implemented in phases which would start with the state capital and Ministries, Departments and Agencies before covering other parts of the state.
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