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? Buhari advises telecommunications industry to play bigger roles in Africa’s economic growth and development

?	Buhari advises telecommunications industry to play bigger roles in Africa’s economic growth and development

President Muhammadu Buhari says the telecommunications sector contributed 10 per cent to Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product in the first quarter of 2019.

Buhari said this at the 2019 Conference of African Telecommunications Regulators on Consumer Affairs taking place in Abuja.

He advised the telecommunications industry to play bigger roles in economic growth and development in Africa.
Buhari, who was represented by the Chief of Staff to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Polycap Shambo, advised regulators to be concerned about the effects of the technological changes on the customers.

He also advised them to examine how telecoms regulators can empower the consumers in this era of technological evolution.

Buhari said technological evolution has changed interactions among nations, adding that the Nigerian government is making necessary efforts to address challenges associated with the right of way issue and vandalism of telecoms infrastructure among others.

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