NCC backs Osun Govt on digital economy


The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has reiterated its readiness to work with Osun Government in realising its digital economy plans in the state.

Mr Ekisola Oladosu, the NCC Zonal Comptroller, said this during his visit to the office of the  Coordinating Director of  Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology,  Murtala Adekilekun, on Wednesday in Osogbo.

Oladosu said that the Director-General of the Commission directed him to visit the state to inspect the facilities on ground for the fibre optics foundation for the digital economy.

He also said that he was in the state to get relevant documents which would be useful to the commission for the successful take-off of the project.

Oladosu commended Gov. Ademola Adeleke for the noble idea of making the state a digitalised economy.

In his remarks, Adekilekun said the Governor is ready to work with NCC to digitalise the state’s economy.

He said the unveiling of the ICT innovation policies and the launching of the fibre optics by the Governor, on Monday, was part of the programme to mark Gov. Adeleke’s 100 days in office.

Adekilekun said that the foundation laying of fibre optic was the first phase of the digital economy.

According to him, it will cover towns like Ede, Osogbo and Olorunda,  while other towns will follow without any delay.

Also, the  Director of Technology in the Ministry, Mr Lateef Ajiboye, while conducting Oladosu round the site of the cable laying, explained that the state government had paid for the cables in different colours of yellow, red, green and blue belonging to various telecoms providers in the country.

Ajiboye explained further that the cables would be used as a redundancy, whereby if any of the telecoms provider have issues with their existing fibre ducts, they could shift to the new cables to avoid down time of their network.

Recall that the Governor had on March 6 flagged off fiber optic and broadband connection for the take-off of digital economy in the state.