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Airtel’s 5G Network project: Imo State Commissioner Amadi inspects 5G Project Site, Commits State Collaboration for a Superior and Efficient Network System

Commissioner Amadi inspects Airtel 5G Network site

Imo State government has assured one of the country’s telecommunications giant, Airtel, of continued support in its 5G project in the state, while looking forward to more collaborative efforts in the future.

The assurance was given through the Commissioner for Digital Economy and E-Government, Dr Chimezie Amadi, while on an inspection tour of the ongoing project at the weekend.

Amadi’s inspection tour was a significant move towards bolstering digital infrastructure in state. Accompanied by a dedicated supervision team comprising Chijioke Odimegwu, Gabriel Mbachu, John Oparaeje and Bright Chizoba, the commissioner visited two pivotal base stations: IM0050 (ATC) and IM0633 (IHS) located at Ihechiowa Street and Aladinma respectively.

The supervision team’s presence highlighted the project’s importance and government’s effort to ensure its timely and successful completion.
During the site visit, Amadi met with the Project Manager, Kingsley Omonigho, and expressed satisfaction with the progress of work. He lauded the team’s hard work and professionalism, emphasising the critical role such projects play in making digital connectivity available, accessible and affordable for the people.
“The work you are doing here is not just about setting up infrastructure; it’s about empowering our citizens with access to the digital society,” Amadi remarked. “Your efforts are vital in driving Imo State’s digital economy agenda by opening new frontiers of economic development while providing a reliable digital backbone for efficient public service delivery in our state.”

The visit underscores the commitment of Governor Hope Uzodimma’s administration to expand digital access and improve the state’s technological landscape.
The Airtel project, which includes the development of robust base stations, is expected to significantly enhance network coverage and reliability, and on completion deliver 5G broadband Internet services to 15 communities across Owerri Municipal, Owerri West and Owerri North local government areas, thereby fostering economic growth and improving the quality of life for residents.

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