Quicker internet speeds set for Nigeria

11/01/2012 - Abuja property & investment news Posted by Neil King
Quicker internet speeds set for Nigeria

Nigeria is to benefit from quicker internet speeds in the future after it was announced that underwater cables stretching across West Africa are ready to be used. In news that could interest people looking at investing in Abuja property, Nigeria's Main One Cable Company was to install quick internet to help create jobs. Funke Opeke, the firm's chief executive, told cnn.com that quicker web speeds will prove to useful to the whole country and its economy. "When you think of Africa coming into the information age, you think of educational institutions, you think of business opportunities, you think of social awareness, better communication, transparency in government," she explained. "In order to make Africa (and) Nigeria competitive again and in order to make our schools competitive, to make businesses here competitive and ... we need a society, as a population to be better connected to the internet." It comes after the minister of workers, Mike Onolememen, told leadership.ng that politicians are looking for ways to improve transport.