PPPs to develop ICT in Nigeria
6 January 2010
Public private partnerships (PPP) could be the key to encouraging ICT infrastructure investment in Nigeria, it has been suggested.
Speaking on the heels of the recent Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation conference held in the UK, spokesperson for the executive vice-chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission Ernest Ndukwe, Freda Ruth Murray-Bruce, expressed enthusiasm for this model.
She was quoted by the Vanguard yesterday (January 5th) as reiterating the government's intention to create an investor-friendly environment through reform.
During the conference, Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas, president of the Economic Community of West Africa States, delivered a speech suggesting the whole region of west Africa was equally optimistic for PPPs to lead ICT growth.
He urged investors and governments in the region to seize the unique growth opportunities presented.
ICT development was crucial, Dr Chambas said, as these technologies have come to define the way people "live, work and do business".