Minister of Communications Says, Free Internet Access is Coming Soon For Nigerians

Minister of Communications Says, Free Internet Access is Coming Soon For Nigerians

Adebayo Shittu has stated that the federal government is employed on making sure that Nigerians have free access to the internet in public places.

He made this known throughout a one-day stakeholders workshop in Abuja on the role of the general Internet Access for Economic Development.

“We are stressful to ensure the vision of free Wi-Fi all over, especially in public spaces, at the airport, schools and all that,” Mr. Shittu said on Tuesday.

Heat a greater distance spoke on the government’s effort for the internet to be made accessible not just for prosperous Nigerians but for everyone.

“The Federal Ministry of Communication will safeguard the privacy of inheritor of the free internet services is protected,” he said.
He, nevertheless, called for more investments because the government alone cannot pick up the task, mostly the financial aspect.

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Mr. Shittu went on to list some of the provocation faced by the government regarding the providing of free internet access as the high cost of access, low broadband perforation, poor internet infrastructure, and poor authorize environment.

“The answer to these challenges is beyond government’s involvement,” he said.

“In order to bridge the prevail digital divide and stimulate

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additional Nigerians to engage in the global digital economy, private company and international colleague are encouraged to keep up the government in dissimilar strategic ways.

“One of the models being embrace recently is the contribution of free internet access by Public Internet Access Providers (PIAPs) in planned locations to help more Nigerians connect to the internet in the tracking of social and developmental intention for a return on investment (ROI) between advertisement or other means.

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“This is anticipated to fuel some changes for the most part in generating jobs and help local SMEs compete with global brands.

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