To encourage investments in reliable and affordable broadband connectivity, Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has signed an Executive Order reducing the right of way charges from N4,500 to N145 per metre.
Fayemi disclosed yesterday that it was the duty of his government to create an enabling environment for businesses to thrive, remove obstacles to doing business while growing the internally-generated revenue of the state.
“I signed an Executive Order reducing the Right of Way charges related to laying broadband or any other telecommunication infrastructure from N4,500 to N145 per metre. This decision will ensure that Ekiti achieves full broadband penetration by 2021 to attract new businesses, create jobs, improve access to quality healthcare and digital education while improving internally-generated revenue,” said Fayemi via his Twitter handle.
According to the Executive Order No. 007 of 2020 made available to the Financial Street, broadband connectivity across Ekiti will “enhance the ability of the state government to increase economic prosperity, attract new businesses enhance job growth, extend the reach of affordable high quality healthcare, enrich students’ learning with digital tools, and facilitate access to the digital marketplace.”
The order further states that the policy of government on broadband connectivity shall specifically target all sectors of the state, including rural homes, farms, small businesses, manufacturing and production, transport, healthcare and education facilities.