Minister of Communication, Barrister Adebayo Shittu, over the weekend in his home town Saki, Oyo State, stated that Nigerians should expect a master plan for telecommunication industry in the country “within the next three or four weeks.”
Barrister Shittu made the revelation at a civic reception organised in his honour by the Oke-Ogun indigenes held at ancient town.
According to him, “Our responsibility is to ensure that we have best operating laws for the telecommunication industry. Within the next 3 to 4 weeks, we shall come up with the masterplan for the telecommunication sector”.
Barrister Shittu maintained that his mandate as Communications Minister is to ensure that Nigerians enjoy the best of telecommunication services, assuring that he would not deviate from the mandate .
The minister maintained that the telecommunication sector is a better alternative to oil, in terms of generation of revenue for the country, observing that if the sector (telecommunication) is fully explored, it could provide jobs for the teeming Nigerians.
Barrister Shittu said people should feel free to offer him advice and prayers to make him succeed, declaring “I did not offer money to anybody to secure ministerial appointment, so I won’t steal government money and nobody needs to pay any money to see me.”
Also, the chairman of the occasion, Chief Gbade Alabi, thanked the federal government for Barrister Shittu’s appointment, urging people to be moderate in their demands from him (Barrister Shittu).
Chief Alabi equally counselled the minister to see to the development of Oke-Ogun area of Oyo state generally.
The carnival-like reception was attended by both the high and low from the state, including the state Deputy Governor, Otunba Moses Adeyemo and traditional rulers, majorly from Oke-Ogun area of the state.

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