By Angeleen Nkwocha
The Nigerian Communications Commission, (NCC) has again reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring access to available and affordable communication to Nigerians especially the rural dwellers, asA�over 140 million Nigerians are denied access to communication due to paucity of infrastructure and funds.
The commission has however affirmed that the population has reduced to 37 million and is still not resting on her hoarse to ensuring Nigerians irrespective of where they are enjoy available, accessible and affordable communication.
The Executive Vice Chairman, of NCC Prof. Umar Danbatta made this known yesterday in Abuja at the partnership award ceremony of leadership bestowed on the commission by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
He said the commission in order to ensure effective communication, money mobile services penetration and financial inclusion have zoned the country into 7 different parts to enjoy these services.
a�?We want to reassure Nigerians NCCa��s renewed commitment about deployment of rural technology solutions and infrastructure in all the 7 zones of the country in order to facilitate effective broadband services from which all Nigerians irrespective of their location and circumstances can have access to available, accessible and affordable services”.
Danbatta while commenting on the partnership with ACCA noted that the partnership is line with the 8-point agenda of the commission which is aimed at ensuring strategic collaboration and partnerships with other organization while achieving the mandate of the commission.