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Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Proposes Global Collaboration to Safeguard Undersea Cables

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Proposes Global Collaboration to Safeguard Undersea Cables

In a recent announcement on his X microblog account, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Bosun Tijani, unveiled plans to lead a worldwide effort aimed at bolstering the protection of undersea cables.

Highlighting the pivotal role these cables play in the digital economy, Tijani stressed the importance of revising international laws and forging partnerships with regional and global organizations to expedite efforts in securing vital infrastructure.

Addressing the recent disruptions caused by cuts to the undersea cable supplying broadband Internet connectivity to Nigeria and countries in the West African sub-region, Tijani assured affected entities that the Nigerian Communications Commission is actively collaborating with relevant stakeholders to promptly address the issues at hand.

20240318 062530 REPORT AFRIQUE International Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Proposes Global Collaboration to Safeguard Undersea Cables

Bosun Tijani, Minister of Communication and Digital Economy

Describing the initiative as a significant stride towards ensuring the resilience and reliability of undersea cables, which serve as lifelines in today’s interconnected world, Tijani emphasized that submarine cable cuts, despite their disruptive nature, are serving as catalysts for resilience and growth in the digital economy.

The minister also lauded the efforts of telecommunications companies, including GloWorld, West Indian Ocean Cable Company, MTN, and MainOne, for their collaborative endeavors in mitigating the impact of the cable cuts.

Expressing appreciation for their selflessness, Tijani underscored the importance of reviewing international laws and collaborations to adequately protect undersea cables, promising to engage with regional and global bodies to accelerate efforts on this critical agenda.

In a message to those experiencing disruptions, Tijani reassured them that the Nigerian Communications Commission is working diligently with all key stakeholders to resolve the matter expeditiously.


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