Mr Jonas, during a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja on Tuesday, said the leading GSM network provider was interested in boosting the nation’s economy through various investments.
“We are fully aligned with the strategic agenda of government, and are committed to strengthening the digital economy of the country,” Mr Jonas informed his host.
He explained that the visit along with top executives of the telecoms company was to show appreciation to President Buhari “because most of the issues we raised during your visit to South Africa have been addressed, and there is progress on the remaining ones.”
At the visit today, Mr Buhari said Nigeria is Africa’s largest telecommunications market, and MTN’s largest market, adding that, “Our hope is for operators like MTN to continue to focus on delivering quality service at reasonable prices. If we put our minds together, such win-win positions are achievable.”
“I am pleased to hear of the progress you are making in Nigeria, especially in supporting our digital inclusion programs. Your proposed projects, such as the rural telephony project, will surely complement our economic diversification and financial inclusion programs by connecting the producers based in rural areas to consumers located in our major towns and cities,” the President said.