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