The Minister of Communications and Technology, Mrs. Omobola Johnson, Tuesday said the federal government’s mobile broadband plan was targeted at accessing 80 per cent of the entire population while fixed broadband plan would access 20 per cent of the population by 2017. Johnson made the disclosure in Abuja while inaugurating a 19-member council that would help drive the execution, implementation and delivery of the plan.
The goal of the broadband plan, the minister explained, was to have pervasive mobile broadband access to 80 per cent of the Nigerian population and fix broadband access to about 20 per cent by the year 2017. She acknowledged that with the credibility and intellectually prowess of the nominees, there was no doubt that they would deliver. Johnson said: “With this goal in mind, I have no doubt that with the credibility and the composition of the nominees to this council and working closely with the ministry, I have no doubt that we can achieve the objective of the broadband plan and look forward to work with you on the delivery of these objectives.