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Jigawa Govt to begin rural telephone programme

15 December 2015, 15:03

Dutse - The Jigawa Government said on Tuesday that it had put in place appropriate machinery to provide rural telephone services to enhance quality telecommunication services in the state.

Gov. Badaru Abubakar, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse, noted that the rural telephone services would be provided through optimum utilization of the state-owned Galaxy Communication Company.

The governor said that when operational, the telephone service would use the platform of the company to provide Information and Communication (IT) to Dutse and other major towns in the state.

"We are reviving Galaxy; we have so far reactivated our licence and we will be providing network services in the state capital with the hope of extending to all major towns and also expand to rural telephony in the state,” he said.

Also read: Lagos government provides toll free line to report flooding

Abubakar said that the measure was part of his move to encourage growth of IT education and enhance effective utilization of the facilities for the social and economic development of the state.

NAN reports that Galaxy Communication Company was established by Jigawa government in 2005, to fast- track the implementation of its IT development programme.

The Federal Government, however, took over the company a few years after its creation.


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