Osibona to chair broadband access forum

Lanre Osibona.<br />Photo: Channels

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Lanre Osibona will chair this year’s edition of Nigeria ICT Impact CEO Forum (NIICF) and Africa Digital Awards (ADA), where the country’s broadband access challenge would be examined and solutions proffered on July 27, in Lagos.

Themed: Broadband Access: National Scorecard and Roadmap to 2020, the seventh edition of the event would examine issues surrounding the quest to achieve broadband penetration agenda set by the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) and other initiatives by the government with a view to coming up with ways to revive the Nigerian economy using ICT.

According to the coordinator of the event, Tayo Adewusi, “If Nigeria’s economy must leap frog and catch up with the rest of the world, broadband deployment is the only instrument that can take us there.

“There is a need to increase broadband access. Broadband should be available and affordable. After the oil and gas sector, ICT is next.”

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