It has been revealed that the Nigerian Internet Service Point is not being utilized, a development that Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) said has made it difficult to properly regulate internet service in Nigeria.
Speaking at the Galaxy Backbone headquarters in Abuja, the DG said the development has allowed for the proliferation of illegal online news, radio and television stations across the country.
“It is our collective responsibility to respect the Nigeria Internet Service point in order to coordinate the activities of internet usage in the country. Many illegal online radio and television that have sprung up today is due to non-utilization of this point. Most of these online radio and television stations are being abused use to canvass for agitations and causing disunity in the country, he added,” Pantami said.
He urged Galaxy Backbone and other service providers to improve their service quality and adopt NITDA policies in their operations.
“Charity they say begins at home. We are using this visit to also urge you to build on your achievements. We are proud of your recent achievement on the attainment of the ISO 2000 Certification. It is our collective success and I believe we can still do better because there is always room for improvement,” he said.