The Hon. Minister of Communication Technology, and Chairman, USP Board, Dr. (Mrs) Omobola Johnson, has said “Africa’s true economic potential will be harnessed by increasing the level of internet connectivity we currently have. This is one of the many ways to tap into the economic and social benefits Africa has the potential to deliver.
The Ministry of Communication Technology and the Federal Government of Nigeria have worked very hard and closely with the Republic of Niger on integrating both countries under a single telecommunications infrastructure and projects like this that will deliver the infrastructure to connect us to our neighbors and the rest of the world is the first step in realizing that vision. Establishing strong and sustainable partnerships across the sub-region will deliver benefits for us all. I am delighted that Phase3 Telecom has the capacity and is delivering a homegrown solution that will deliver significant long term value”.
She explained that the project is being facilitated by the Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF) through the extension of the Backbone Transmission Infrastructure Program (BTRAIN) programme to Niger. Click on this link for more.