Nigeria: Community Wifi Launched

25 February 2021

FiamWifi and the Ikoyi-Obalende Local Council Development Area (LCDA) have launched internet service though the use of Wireless Fidelity (WiFi) at the Ikoyi-Obalende community in Lagos.

Commenting on the partnership, the Executive Chairman of Ikoyi Obalende LCDA, Faud Atanda-Lawal, said: "We are pleased to partner FiamWiFi to provide a community WiFi network in Ikoyi Obalende LCDA. WiFi hotspots will be installed in Obalende, Ijeh market and Dolphin High Rise.

"This further drives my administrations successes in our five focus areas of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a particular focus on Target 9c to significantly increase access to ICT and provide universal and affordable access to internet."

Founder and CEO of FiamWiFi, Akin Marinho, said: "With millions of Nigerians priced out of the data market by incumbent operators were are pleased to partner with Ikoyi Obalende LCDA to provide a free and paid for service of internet to the residents of Ikoyi Obalende LCDA, we believe that with our pricing that is clear simple and transparent at N200 for 1GB of data without validity or expiration period, we are providing affordable access to the internet."

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