Within the next four years, wherever you live in Nigeria, you should be able to have access to internet connectivity.

And this is according to Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, minister for budget and national planning.

The minister disclosed this while speaking at the 42nd Annual Conference of Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) in Lagos on Thursday.

He said the government is working to increase broadband penetration across all geopolitical zones of the country.

“Government has set up an Industrial Policy & Competitiveness Advisory Council (Industrial Council), with extensive private sector membership, as a vehicle for partnering with the private sector on the industrialization drive,” Udoma said.

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“One of the projects supported by the Industrial Council, is a project to increase broadband penetration across all geopolitical zones of the country.

“This project is intended to ensure that within the next four years every single one of the 774 LGAs in the country will be provided with fibre connectivity.”

Speaking on Agriculture, Udoma said “through the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme, over 120.6 billion naira has been disbursed as concessionary loans to more than 800,000 farmers”.

This, he said, is for the cultivation of 12 different commodities including rice, wheat, cotton, soya beans, cassava, and groundnuts.

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