Nigerians without telecommunication access drops to 33 million, says Dambatta
Nigerians without access to telecommunication service has reduced from 40 million to about 33 million.
Speaking yesterday in Abuja during a courtesy visit to the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) by the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Executive Director, Umar Dambatta disclosed that the intervention of the NCC through its established agency, Universal Service Provision Commission (USPC) narrowed down an access gap of about 207 to 190.
He said: “Access gap above 207 was down to about 196 through an established agency under the NCC, that is why the numbers of Nigerians without access to telecommunications services have reduced from 40 million to about 33 million presently.’’
He further disclosed that the commission is considering deploying rural technology solutions that would bridge the gap in s He said that the partnership between the NCC and the ACCA will professionally enhance the knowledge of staffs of the NCC particularly in aspect of financial services.
Country Director, ACCA, Thomas Isibor stated that the NCC has been active in the economy, delivered on its mandate and has facilitated and supported the collaboration between the two partners.