The Federal Government has said that a minimum of three information and communications technology projects were either ongoing or already completed in all states in Nigeria.
For the 36 states, a total of 108 ICT projects or more are being constructed or already completed across the country.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, who disclosed this in Abuja, also stated that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) had ordered the communications ministry to organise a virtual council of state meeting.
Pantami stated this during the recent virtual inauguration of 12 ICT projects built by his ministry in various states.
He said, “As I am talking to you, there is no single state in Nigeria that we don’t have completed or ongoing projects, a minimum of three.
“There is no single state that we don’t have this number, a minimum of three ongoing projects.
“In some states we could even have more than that. This three is the minimum number and we ensure that whatever we provide, we provide sustainability model on how the projects can be maintained.”
Speaking on some of the gains caused by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pantami said the widespread acceptance of virtual meetings and conferences was one of the benefits.
He noted that aside from the virtual Federal Executive Council meetings of government, the President had also ordered his ministry to organise a virtual council of state meeting.