The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is seeking a partnership deal with the Minister of Federal Capital territory, Mohammed Musa Bello on the concept of smart city.
The deal will transform Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, into a more robust telecommunications and ICT infrastructure template that will ultimately lead to better security, better environment and control, including transportation infrastructure,which would be integrated to provide smart solutions for the city residents.
Executive Vice Chairman, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, who led a team of the Commission to pay a courtesy visit to the FCT Minister in Abuja, gave this indication.
Danbatta said, “The Commission is part of the ongoing discussions about how to implement smart cities in Abuja and other parts of the country. When this is done, the FCT will, no distant future, belong to a class of cities, where the futuristic Internet of Things is already becoming a reality.”
He acknowledged that given the status of the FCT today, it ought to be the city with the best telecommunications’ connectivity, but the reverse is the case.
He said that the Federal Capital Territory appears to have some of the most challenging issues with quality of service when compared with other cities across the country as a result of some unresolved challenges.