The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has expressed the FCT Administration’s readiness to partner with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for 5G broadband deployment in the territory.
Malam Bello stated this when he received a delegation of the NCC led by its Chairman, Professor Adeolu Akande, on a courtesy visit to the FCTA.
The minister assured the NCC board and management that all pending issues concerning the deployment of telecommunication facilities within the territory, including the payment of appropriate charges by telecommunication companies, would be resolved with the collaboration of all parties.
The minister acknowledged the long and harmonious relationship existing between the NCC and the FCTA and extended the administration’s appreciation to the NCC for its educational support to schools within the FCT.
Earlier, the Chairman of NCC’s Governing Board, Professor Akande, disclosed plans by the NCC to deploy infrastructure to accommodate 5G broadband in the FCT, while calling for a partnership with the FCTA to increase the number of possible technology deployment sites in the territory.
In his remarks, the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, commended the minister and the management of the FCTA for the infrastructural development in the territory, while appreciating the warm relationship between the administration and the NCC.