President Buhari promises to grant increased internet access to the poorest in the society. This information was gathered in the Next Level Campaign Guide for 2019. According to the guide, the efforts of government in the past few years enables internet access and promoted local content, especially among Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA) of government.
The free internet access will be in line with the government’s plan to improve the country’s technology sector. As the Vanguard news gathered, it was stated that “following the Vice President’s visit to Silicon Valley, U.S., where he visited the headquarters of some leading global technology companies, he met Google officials. He met with Google Chief Executive Officer, Sundar Pichai, and its top executives in July and the global tech company now provides free Wi-fi access in several public places in Nigeria. This initiative will bridge societal gaps by providing free internet access to some of the poorest in the society. It will grant access to information, tools of education, improved business and job opportunities and expansion for many Nigerians.”