Shina Badaru, Technology Founder, says that State Governors are crucial stakeholders to the success of Nigeria’s broadband plan expected to create a digital economy in the country.
Badaru dropped this hint on Tuesday while speaking on the Proshare-owned WebTV‘s Economy & Politics segment dedicated to #Coronanomics, and focused on ‘Leveraging the National Digital Economic Plan to Industrialize Nigeria’.
In the new Nigerian National Broadband Plan 2020 – 2025, the Federal Government says broadband supports the development of a digital economy, and its focus on growing the National Digital Economy will also improve and diversify the nation’s traditional economy.
Inside Nigeria’s broadband plan
Nigeria’s broadband plan hopes to deliver higher data download speeds nationwide: a minimum of 25Mbps in urban areas, and 10Mbps in rural areas, “with effective coverage available to at least 90% of the population by 2025 at a price not more than N390 per 1GB of data (2% of median income or 1% of minimum wage).”
Meanwhile, the Technology Times Founder says Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Chairman of Nigerians Governors’ Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, deserves commendation for granting approval to reduced right of way charges paid by telecoms companies in Ekiti State.
According to Badaru, State Governors are critical stakeholders in the national drive to boost broadband diffusion in Nigeria, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Watch Badaru’s conversation with WebTv below: