The Nigerians Communications Commission (NCC) said that 45million Nigerians are now on high speed internet access across the country.
The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Banbatta, has made this known during the Kano Heroes’ Award ceremony at the weekend, where he was conferred with the Science and Technology Development award organised by Destiny Channels Broadcasting Network.
He informed that Nigeria is now on 22% broadband penetration, which implies that 45million Nigerians are on a high speed internet access at the moment.
‘‘We are busy implementing each item of the 8 Point Agenda. For facilitating broadband penetration, we are at 22%, which means 45m Nigerians have access to high speed internet.
‘‘We have the target of 30% reach at the end of this year, according to the National Broadband Plan.’’
‘‘On protecting and empowering the consumer, we dedicated the year 2017 to the consumer and through that campaign, we have sensitised consumers all over the country, how they can protect themselves from unsolicited text messages by sending HELP to the code 2442.
‘‘We have equally through this campaign of protecting and empowering the consumer sensitised consumers about the toll free number 622, through which they can lay complaints about quality of service they are receiving. These are the processes we have recorded success in two of the 8 items of our agenda. But we have made good progress in every item of the 8 Point Agenda.’’
He said: ‘‘I think it is appropriate to recognise contributions of leaders of this great state, both past and present, who I believe will serve as role models to the youths in the state by way of making them live up to the responsibility given to them in service to humanity by ensuring that we exhibit the excellent qualities past leaders of the state had exhibited.
‘‘Therefore, we have succeeded in running the affairs of the state at the moment.’’