The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire has revealed that the Federal Government will provide free Internet access to about 10M Nigerians in key locations across the country.
To this, she added that steps are being taken already to make it a reality as she recently visited Silicon Valley in the United States and engaged with CEOs of several global IT companies.
Vanguard has it that this disclosure was made on Tuesday, 14th August, 2018 during the launch of a pilot digital classroom at Pilot Science Primary School.
She said: “The federal government is working hard to actualise the dream of a knowledge-based and innovation-driven digital economy. As you may be aware, I recently visited Silicon Valley in the United States and engaged with CEOs of several global IT companies”
“Only recently, we hosted Google executives who are working to provide free internet to 10 million Nigerians in key locations across the country. Google, like several other IT companies, is establishing a strong presence in Nigeria, not out of altruism but based on hard and rational logic of profit to be made and potentials to impact a large youthful market of 200 million population”
‘’The Nigerian digital economy will generate an estimated US$ 88 billion and create three million jobs over the next ten years.”