The Federal Government has approved the sum of N24.20bn for the provision of broadband internet connection in at least 20 airports, 43 schools and six marketplaces nationwide.
Prof Isa Pantami, the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, speaking after the Federal Executive Council meeting yesterday, said the selected local and international airports are drawn from the six geopolitical zones, with three airports from each on average.
He affirmed that states like Lagos and Ondo in the South-West; Imo, Anambra, Enugu in the South-East; Rivers and Akwa Ibom for the South-South; Abuja and Kwara for the North Central; Kano, Sokoto and Kebbi for the North-West; Adamawa, Maiduguri and Gombe for North-East will enjoy the free broadband for passengers coming into those airports, particularly to ease the communication
challenge and make online transactions.
The higher institutions of learning and markets to also benefit from the five-month project, are also drawn from the geopolitical zones.