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FCTA Gives Galaxy Backbone Waiver To Boost Broadband , Security In Abuja

The Federal Government’s ICT infrastructure development organization, Galaxy Backbone, has been given a waiver on payments for Right of Way on the exploitation of one quarter duct space of existing telecommunication ducts in the nation’s capital by the FCT Administration.

This will allow Galaxy Backbone to complete the second phase of the National ICT Infrastructure Project in the FCT, strengthening the telecommunications network, improving security, boosting the economy, and increasing broadband penetration in the FCT.

Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, announced this at a brief ceremony to hand the letter of waiver to Professor Muhammad Bello Abubakar, the Managing Director of Galaxy Backbone, at Galaxy Backbone’s offices in Abuja.

Represented by the Secretary of Economic Planning, Revenue Generation and PPP, Hon. Lukman Agboola Dabiri, the Minister said upon execution, the project will also  facilitate a robust broadband connectivity between the FCTA and all its agencies and other Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government in the FCT.

He added: “We will continue to pursue enthusiastically, the provision of Infrastructure towards the development of Abuja in particular and Nigeria in general”.

Meanwhile, the Managing Director and Chief Executive of Galaxy Backbone, Professor Muhammad Bello Abubakar, thanked the Minister for granting the waiver which, he said, will go a long way in broadening broadband penetration in FCT and the country at large.

Abubakar commended the FCTA for the giant strides it has made in developing the  information Communication Technology sector, describing the FCTA as a pacesetter in terms of providing positive ICT directions and pledged the support of his organisation to the FCTA  in this regard.

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