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The alliance for affordable internet (A4AI), an initiative to make the internet affordable to people around the world has a new honorary chairperson, Dr. Omobola Johnson.

Omobola Johnson, the former minister of communication technology in Nigeria, replaces Dr. Bitange Ndemo, another former permanent secretary of Kenya’s ministry of information, A4AI said.

She racked up an impressive resume during her tenure as the minister of communication technology in Nigeria. Some of these include: implementation of policies to enable broadband internet, Nigeria also became the first African country to join the A4AI and internet usage in Nigeria grew from 24% (2010) to 43% (2014).

“I’m excited to be able to use my experience and networks to accelerate the progress A4AI is already making,” Omobola Johnson said.

“We look forward to working together with Dr. Johnson to advance our work and goal of making affordable broadband for all a reality.”–A4AI

Nigeria ranked second on the internet affordability index among developing countries after Rwanda during the period she was head of the ministry.

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Olumuyiwa Coker | Author

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