Nigeria: Minister Tasks Broadband Committee On 20 Percent Access

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The Minister of Communications Technology, Mrs. Omobola Johnson, has tasked the Presidential Committee on Broadband to ensure that Nigeria attains 80 percent of broadband access by 2018.

The minister gave the task yesterday, during the official inauguration of the committee in Abuja. She also tasked the committee to fix broadband access in the country to 20 percent by the year 2017.

Johnson said that the inauguration of the Broadband council represents an important milestone in the implementation of the national broadband plan.

The broadband council has a five year plan to oversee the implementation of the plan and the goal of the broadband plan is to have pervasive mobile broadband access to 80 percent of the population and fix broadband access to roughly 20 percent by the year 2017.

"With this goal in mind, I have no doubt that with the credibility and the composition of the nominees to this Council and working close with the ministry, can achieve the object of the broadband plan and look forward to work with you on the delivery of these objectives," she said.