The Minister of Communications Technology in Nigeria, Mrs. Omobola Johnson stated that the ICT industry could raise its contributions to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), if the industry achieves its targets of a five-fold increase in broadband penetration by 2017.
“Today the ICT sector contributes just over 8 per cent to GDP. If we achieve our targets of a five-fold increase in broadband penetration by 2017, from 6 per cent to 30 per cent, we will deliver through broadband, a phenomenal 3 per cent increase in GDP. The National Broadband Strategy and Roadmap will articulate how we will deliver these broadband targets local government by local government and state by state,” Johnson said.
To help facilitate broadband penetration across the state, the minister called of state governors to cooperate with telecoms operators in their respective states.
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