The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has admitted that infrastructural deficit is the main reason over 30 million Nigerians do not have access to the internet.
This was disclosed by Executive Vice Chairman of the NCC, Umar Garba Danbatta at the broadband technical awareness forum for Governors organised by NCC.
Danbatta explained that nations with leading broadband infrastructure are those with the highest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Per Capita.
Nigeria, Africa’s largest market with over 216 million population, faces major infrastructural challenges.
He further tasked the state governments to create enabling environment through the provision of the right of ways as well as avoid multiple taxations to telecom providers to resolve the challenge.