Broadband Penetration key to Digital Economy- Pantami

By Oluwaseun Sonde

The Honorable Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami has reaffirmed that Broadband Penetration is key to a Digital Economy that when it comes to Digital Economy, without Broadband Penetration, nothing can be achieved.

He made his position known today while making his remarks during the meeting of the 2020 – 2025 National Broadband Planning Committee while reiterated the importance of Broadband Penetration in Nigeria.

He maintained that the increase in Broadband Penetration will improve the GDP of Nigeria, citing examples with statistics of World Bank, World Economic Forum and ITU which predicted that a 10% increase in Broadband Penetration can increase the GDP of a Nation by 2.5% or in some cases, 3.8%.

The Honorable Minister personally inaugurated a committee with the vision to drive a Digital Economy for a Digital Nigeria.

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