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FG drums support for Galaxy Backbone digital inclusion plans

The Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari has applauded the roles of Galaxy Backbone Ltd in the digitization of the public sector in the country for a digitally inclusive society, reports ITRealms.

The Minister of Communications, Barr. Adebayo Shittu gave this indication at the 14th Innovation Africa Digital Summit 2016 which held in Abuja, recently, saying that the company has the mandate to build and operate a nationwide broadband network that provides IP-based connectivity services to all Federal Government’s Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and institutions.

Galaxy Backbone, he said, focuses on providing ICT infrastructure, applications and services to all Federal Government institutions which includes but not limited to managing Government Data Centers and databases, Directory Services, National Information Repositories, IP-telephony and other solutions/services delivered on the shared platform.

He thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for actively supporting the Ministry of Communications and Galaxy Backbone Ltd who partnered with Extensia Ltd Uk to host the Innovation Africa Digital Summit 2016 in Abuja for the first time.

Also, he said Nigeria’s hosting of the summit at this time was most significant due to the fact that the present government in Nigeria was easily the first government since the country’s independence to win election by leveraging the benefits of the ICT, social media in particular.

He concluded that the time has now come for the government and Nigerians “to fully embrace ICT to enhance our lives, to enhance transparency and good governance if we really are to fulfil the “Change” mandate that Nigerians voted President Muhammadu Buhari to bring about.”

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