10 January 2014

Nigeria: Expert Decries High Cost of Internet Service in Nigeria

An Ilorin-based Information and Communication Technology (ICT) expert, Mr Rasheed Olajogun, said high cost of Internet service was affecting businesses in the country.

Olajogun stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Ilorin.

He said a lot of businesses could be done if there was "affordable, steady and stable Internet service".

He said students in various institutions of higher learning in Nigeria would also boost their studies if Internet service was affordable.

The ICT expert noted that affordable cost of the service would also improve research work in the nation's universities, as well as improve data collection, which he said the country was lagging behind.

"The fact that the country's education system now revolves round Internet usage means that the service must be affordable.

"The Federal Government must also ensure that Internet is available in rural areas too.

"This will mean that candidates from there need not to come to the city to register for their JAMB, NECO and WAEC examinations," he added.


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