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Starlink will create more jobs in Nigeria — FG

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The federal government has said certified installer/maintenance programme for Starlink and collaborating with hardware startups to produce repeater boxes locally will create thousands if jobs in the country.

This was stated by the Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Dr Bosun Tijani on X.

Tijani said he discussed this on Sunday with the Senior Director of Global Licensing and activation of SpaceX, Ryan Goodnight when they met on the sidelines of the ongoing International Telecommunication Union-World Radio Communication Conference in Dubai.

According to Tijani, Nigeria is now Starlink’s biggest market in Africa and that he informed Goodnight of the issue of connecting unserved and underserved Nigerians and the possibility of creating new jobs with the SpaceX director.

He tweeted, “Excellent conversation with Ryan Goodnight, Snr. Director, Global Licensing and Activation of @SpaceX on the sidelines of ITU-WRC 23, who shared that Nigeria is their biggest market in Africa.

“As demand for @Starlink continues to grow in Nigeria, we spoke about the issue of connecting unserved and underserved Nigerians.

“I also mentioned the possibility of creating thousands of new jobs in Nigeria through initiatives like a certified installer/maintenance programme for Starlink and working with hardware startups to produce repeater boxes locally. Our intention is to encourage every tech company to invest and deepen our tech ecosystem @elonmusk.”

Nigeria which was Starlink’s first African operational country and 47th globally now has 6,756 wireless Internet subscribers since its official launch in January 2023, according to the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC.

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