Expect High Speed Broadband Connectivity On Kano-maiduguri Highway Soon – Fashola

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The Minister dropped the hint on Thursday at the Commissioning of six legacy digital economy projects by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami).

He explained that works were already at advance stage of the project execution which is to lay the broadband cable that connects between the 560 kilometre Kano and Maiduguri highway.

According to the minister, many parts of the road had been completed, with the lanes of many parts marked as well as the high way signages now completed.

When completed, Fashola said the whole residents on that axis will have very reliable connectivity for high speed internet access.

He said:

‘‘In the last two days, I have been involved in meetings to facilitate the successful execution of a contract to lay broadband cable across the Maiduguri – Kano expressway, a 560 km road network.

‘‘We have five different contractors there. We are at the last stages of starting the execution of that part of the contract. Many parts of the road had been completed, the lanes of many parts are marked, the high way signages are there.

‘‘The last mile now is to lay the broadband cable that connects between kano and Maiduguri. By the time we finish that, the whole of that axis will have very reliable connectivity for high speed internet access.

Day by day, week by week month by month, the speed of our internet will grow, the quality of our services will improve and we will see the kind of Nigeria we all wish for,’’ said the Minister.

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