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Imo to partner MainOne on broadband

Commissioner for Technology Development, Nze Meekam Mgbenwelu said the ministry will initiate moves to replicate what MainOne had done in Edo, Ogun and Lagos states.


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Commissioner for Technology Development, Imo State, Nze Meekam Mgbenwelu

Imo State Government will partner with the cable data provider, MainOne to provide Broadband Internet across the state.

Commissioner for Technology Development, Imo State, Nze Meekam Mgbenwelu stated this on Friday while speaking at the just concluded #StartupSouth5 Conference in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital.

He said the ministry will initiate moves to replicate what MainOne had done in Edo, Ogun and Lagos states.

He reeled out what he described as ‘modest achievements’ of the current administration in Imo State to include - training of about 240 girls/women in coding (in partnership with Microsoft), training of over 5,000 Imolites in basic FinTech and the ongoing conversation with Google to make the state the Digital Economy capital in the South-East.

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Speaking earlier in a keynote speech during the closing ceremony of the weeklong event, MainOne’s CEO, Ms Funke Opeke had highlighted the importance of broadband to economic development and stressed why Governments across Nigeria should pay attention to enabling broadband across their domains.

Quoting a World Bank report, she said “10% in broadband penetration would increase GDP per capita growth by 0.9- 1.5%” and encouraged them to embrace creative approaches towards achieving the broadband goal while using her company’s deal with Lagos, Edo and Ogun state as an example. She further said that his state is happy to partner with the private sector to achieve their vision for a digitized economy.

Responding to a question on why she attended the conference, Ms. Opeke opined that, “a tree can’t make a forest” and explained that “it is important for other states and regions in Nigeria to take advantage of the opportunities the digital economy provides because only then will Nigeria be able to maximise her true potential and attain assured prosperity for her citizens”.

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