109 communities to get internet cafes

30 Apr 2008

Mallam Ibrahim Dasuki-Nakande, Minister of State for Information and Communications, has revealed that at least 109 communities will get an internet cafe this year under the Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF) project of the Nigerian Communications Commission. The secretary of the USPF, Funso Fayomi, said people in rural communities will get better access to ICT services within a short distance. ‘[The scheme] will facilitate the provision of infrastructural development to rural and underserved areas in a non-discriminatory manner, promote technological innovation in ICT services delivery, promote competition in ICT services delivery and ensure effective utilisation of funds in rural communications investments,’ he added.