The Nigerian Government has approved the National Policy on Fifth Generation (5G) Networks for Nigeria’s Digital Economy.
The approval was granted by the country’s federal executive Council during its weekly meeting on Wednesday.
The 5G Policy was approved Wednesday during the Weekly cabinet meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa Abuja.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) who briefed state house correspondents at the end of the meeting said the implementation of the National Policy is with immediate effect.
He said the National Policy has been developed over a period of 2 years, due to the need for extensive stakeholder engagement and the need to ensure adequate public awareness and sensitization.
Pantami explained that the National Frequency Management Council (NFMC), chaired by him will soon release spectrum to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for the Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) that meet all the required conditions.
Cabinet also approved the national policy on food and Nutrition to improve the nutritional status of all Nigerians, with particular emphasis on the most vulnerable groups.
FEC approved award of contract for procurement of 40 sets of 330 kV isolators and the procurement of one set of 132 kV chrome temporary circuit breakers,16 sets of 33 kV ABB circuit breakers and 25 sets of 33 kV compound units, lightning arrestors for the transmission company of Nigeria.