Kaduna State Governor Uba Sani has received a business proposal from TYDACOMM, a leading telecommunication company in Nigeria, for the expansion of GSM coverage in the state.
The governor met with the top management team of TYDACOMM on Wednesday, November 8, at the Government House in Kaduna.
According to the proposal, TYDACOMM plans to invest in building more base stations and fibre optic cables across the state, especially in the rural areas, to improve the quality and accessibility of GSM services. The proposal also outlines the benefits of the project for the state, such as enhancing intelligence gathering, deepening financial inclusion, creating employment opportunities, and boosting economic growth.
Governor Sani expressed his appreciation to TYDACOMM for their interest in partnering with the state government to improve the telecommunication sector. He said that he would give expeditious consideration to the proposal, as it aligns with his administration’s vision of transforming Kaduna into a digital hub. He also assured the TYDACOMM team of his support and cooperation to ensure the smooth implementation of the project.
He revealed the details of their meeting in a statement via the official X handle of the state governor on Thursday.
It read, “Yesterday, Governor Uba Sani met and received a business proposal from the top management team of TYDACOMM for the expansion of GSM coverage in Kaduna State.
“We shall give expeditious consideration to the proposal because adequate telecommunication coverage will enhance intelligence gathering and deepen financial inclusion in the state, especially in the rural areas.”
The governor’s meeting with TYDACOMM comes amid the ongoing shutdown of telecommunication services in parts of the state as a security measure to combat banditry and kidnapping. The state government had announced the shutdown on September 30, following the advice of the military and other security agencies.
The shutdown affects some local government areas that border Zamfara and Katsina states, where bandits and criminals use telecommunication networks to communicate with their informants and relatives of their victims.
The state government had also imposed a ban on the use of motorcycles for commercial or personal purposes, as well as restrictions on the movement and operation of tricycles and vehicles used for public transport. The government said that these measures were necessary to assist the security forces in carrying out assaults on the hideouts of the bandits and criminals.
TYDACOMM is a leading telecommunication company in Nigeria that specializes in developing and installing customized wireless solutions for various sectors and markets. TYDACOMM has a proprietary technology called Long-Range Antenna Solutions that can solve coverage problems and optimize network performance.