Speaking after receiving the award, Barrister Chike Maduekwe who is also the Special Adviser to Governor Obiano on Digital Economy said
“The board polled the highest number of votes in the category during the voting stage because of internet solutions it adopted in the state that crashed building approval processes/time from three months to one week or less. He noted that the process which was open to industry stakeholders and enthusiasts months before the awards was transparent.”
He commended Governor Obiano for all his policies and programmes aimed at improving access to broadband Internet service in the state which according to him have huge positive impact on the people and economy.
Barrister Maduekwe informed that Anambra became the first state in Nigeria to completely waive the Right-of-Way(RoW) charges for fiber optic cables and convened the first broadband stakeholder’s forum which was attended albeit virtually by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Ali Pantami, Governor of Kaduna State, Nasri Elrufai, Governor Willie Obiano, UK representative, Facebook Team and other ICT and Telecom stakeholders.