#ENDSARS: Nigeria to reduce cost of data by 70% with the next 3 to 5 years.
The Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy in Nigeria is planning to reduce the cost of data from N1,000 to N390 per gigabyte, says the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigeria Communication Commission, Umar Danbatta.
He said this on Saturday while addressing journalists in Kano.
He disclosed that part of the plan was the new national broadband plan for the year 2020-2025, which says Nigeria must provide broadband connectivity, cover virtually all parts of the country and deploy 4G infrastructure also across the country.
“Actually the cost has come down to N1,000/gigabyte of data, but the government is saying that we should be targeting N390 in the next. 3 to 5 years.We need pervasive broadband data infrastructure because at the landing point in Lagos, where we have all the submarine cables.We are indeed pursuing the plan. There is infrastructure and company licensing framework that could give the companies the ability to afford to sell the data to the retail agents, who will sell the data to the citizens,”