The United States Trade and Development Agency, (USTDA) has awarded grant to two Nigerian telecommunications entities ipNX and Aldreda Fields.
Speaking during the virtual signing on Thursday, United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, congratulated both grantees on their commitment to contributing to developing telecom infrastructure in Nigeria.
She said the importance of connectivity was highlighted by the nature of this grant signing and the crucial role that virtual communication networks had played in these unprecedented times.
Ambassador Leonard further stated that both projects demonstrated the commitment of the United States Mission to Nigeria to supporting local solutions to Nigerian challenges.
“We are pleased that U.S. firms will be supporting the development of these projects, integrating the innovation and expertise that American companies bring in this critical infrastructure sector.
“We are also pleased that these projects will support the development of Nigeria’s telecoms infrastructure and help to achieve the goals of the National Broadband Plan,” Ambassador Leonard said.
She added that the US Government had committed significant resources to improving telecoms infrastructure in Nigeria.
“This support is crucial as we believe that investment in critical ICT projects will strengthen the resiliency outlined in Nigeria’s economic sustainability plan.
“We wish both grantees success as you proceed to implement these projects and we reiterate the U.S. Government’s support to developing infrastructure in Nigeria,” She said.