By Adekunle Jimoh, Ilorin
Kwara Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has directed the reduction of the Dazzling of Manner (RoW) fee for telecommunications companies from N5,500 per linear metre to 1 Naira per kilometre of fibre.
The negate now has the second lowest RoW fee in Nigeria after Kaduna.
Commissioner for Communications Murtala Olanrewaju said the reduction takes rapid discontinue.
Except now, telecoms were paying N5,500 per linear metre because the fee for laying fibre cables within the negate to make stronger their digital connections.
Olanrewaju said AbdulRazaq directed that the RoW fee be slashed to N1 glorious per kilometre, a decision designed to deepen digital penetration in Kwara Tell, jerk up the negate’s ease of doing industry ratings, and ease folks’s find entry to to the fetch and other digital conversation even within the remotest part of the negate.
“Aside from utilizing up funding within the sector, the prolonged-time frame outcomes of this crucial step reminiscent of strengthening find entry to to digital communications and bringing more companies to the hinterlands can’t be quantified,” the commissioner quoted the Governor as said.
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He added that cyber web and broadband penetration were known to believe an rapid correlation with financial improvement. A see implemented by the World Telecommunications Union (ITU) on Africa reported that a 10 percent broadband penetration would result in a 2.5 percent increment of Gruesome Domestic Product (GDP) per capita.
The Nationwide Economic Council (NEC) had fair fair lately resolved to encourage technological advancement as a mode to lickety-split track financial improvement in Nigeria.
The choice became hinged on the believe to create a favourable industry ambiance for telecommunication companies and to extra deepen broadband penetration for social and financial improvement.