By Uwa Suleiman
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami has commended the World Bank for its role in facilitating capacity building in the ICT sector, notably Nigeria’s budding digital economy.
The minister, who addressed participants during a virtual interaction where he served as the special guest, expressed satisfaction that the partnership between the ministry and the financial apex body was yielding the desired results as the training on Innovative Business Models for Expanding Broadband and Closing Access Gaps was already underway.
Pantami also disclosed that the training which will subsequently include the public and private sectors, as well as the academia and professional bodies, is an initiative of the ministry and the World Bank aimed at strengthening digital capacities in the sector, specifically in the area of broadband improvement and access.
Lead Facilitator of the programme and World Bank Global Broadband Specialist, Doyle Galleops expressed immense gratitude to the minister for the partnership and the opportunity to facilitate the project.
The ministry had last year in December initiated the strategy in partnership with the World Bank.