The earlier National Broadband Plan (2013 -2018) expired on the 31st of December 2018.
The mission would require a mixture of technical experience for supporting the drafting of the plan, conducting outreach actions and facilitating of technical retreats in addition to associated occasions for stakeholder engagement, officers from the 2 nations mentioned on Saturday.
These actions will generate important inputs for the method of drafting a sturdy plan that will likely be implementable and can usher-in broad financial improvement, they added.
Talking throughout the ‘Letter of Intent’ signing on the Federal Ministry of Communications Headquarters in Abuja, the British Deputy Excessive Commissioner, Harriet Thompson, mentioned This mission contributes to the UK Governments Prosperity Fund goal of selling inclusive, inexpensive, accessible, secure and safe web entry for the socio-economic improvement of underserved communities in Nigeria
The Head of the UK Governments Digital Entry Programme, Idongesit Udoh, mentioned The new broadband plan is anticipated to increase the broadband penetration degree in Nigeria to between 65% – 66% over the subsequent six (6) years. It’ll present nationwide management and strategic sectorial course for country-wide broadband connectivity and supply a foundation for a extra thriving digital ecosystem and inclusive financial improvement.
The mission is anticipated to be concluded by the 31st of March, 2020.
The Minister for Communications and Digital Financial system, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, welcomed the partnership and expressed appreciation for the UK Governments help in rising the Nigerias tech ecosystem which can in flip develop the Nigerian financial system.
Dr. Pantami mentioned the tech sector in Nigeria is including extra to the Nigerian financial system and expressed optimism that the new broadband plan when developed and applied will promote inclusive financial progress in Nigeria.
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