Investment in Nigeria’s telecom industry stands at $70bn – NCC


The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says the total investment in the Nigerian telecom industry is currently estimated at $70 billion.


The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta made this known on Thursday in Lagos, during the Nigerian Telecom Leadership Summit 2019.

The summit organised by NCC has the theme – ”Repositioning the Nigerian Telecom Industry for the Future: Prospects and Challenges”.

Danbatta said the figures from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), at the 4th Quarter 2018, showed contributions of Telecommunications and Information Services to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) stood at about N1.9 trillion.

He said that the telecom industry was making remarkable contributions to the nation’s GDP as it contributed 9.85 per cent, as at the 4th Quarter of 2018.

The EVC said that the figures were very impressive and indicative of a very fast-growing and resilient sector of the economy.

According to him, however, no such industry with…

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