Akwa Ibom Government Restates Commitment to Tech Development, Receives Two Africa Submarine Fibre Optic Cable


Akwa Ibom State Government has received African Submarine Optical Cable with a commitment to develop the technology sector.

Governor Umo Eno, who received the Submarine Cable from MainOne Company on Tuesday at Qua Iboe Beach, Ibeno Local Government Area, stated that the 45,000kilometre submarine cable will connect Akwa Ibom, Nigeria’s South-South Region with Europe, Asia, and other parts of Africa en route the Atlantic Ocean.

The Governor described the initiative as a monumental project that will put the state on the map of ICT innovation, and economic and technological benefits worldwide.

Governor Eno maintained that the launch of the submarine cable will boost the technology drive of his administration’s agenda and called on youths to take advantage of the infrastructure to explore their potential in information and communication technology.

He stressed that the Fibre Optic Cable will provide a high-speed broadband infrastructure in Akwa Ibom state noting that the ICT sector is of special interest to his administration.

Governor Eno promised to provide MAINONE Company with the necessary support to enable the company to operate freely on the State’s waterways.

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