Nigeria Governors Forum to collaborate with FG to increase internet coverage

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The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) says it is prepared to collaborate with the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy, in order to achieve the Federal Government’s target of 70% broadband penetration.

Chairman of the forum, Kayode Fayemi while addressing journalists after the meeting of the governors in Abuja on Thursday explained that the move is aimed at developing the states’ digital economic strategies.

He revealed that some of the areas of intervention include the harmonization of all rights of way charges as well as multiple taxations.

The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy in reaction said he was optimistic that such collaboration with the governors will help to speed up broadband penetration across the states.

According to him, the issues of multiple taxation and right of way charges which the governors have promised to address are some of the critical challenges militating against broadband penetration.