Surfwella This initiative wants to bring free wifi to all Nigerian university campuses

Chief marketing officer of the initiative, Olusola Bankole, says the company is still building and adding more features to the internet infrastructure.

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Surfwella's plan to provide all universities in Nigeria with free Wi-Fi is an ambitious one. play

Surfwella's plan to provide all universities in Nigeria with free Wi-Fi is an ambitious one.

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Nigerian universities across the country will be getting free internet via Surfwella — an wifi initiative of a company called Cyberspace Network Limited, an indigenous 4G operator. 

According to a Punch Online report, the initiatives chief marketing officer Olusola Bankole, said the company would make free Wi-Fi available in all university campuses across the country.

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The University of Abuja will be the first beneficiary, with the service scheduled for launch on the institution’s campus this week Wednesday,” Bankole said, according to the Punch Online report. 

Bankole says while it is unveiling the service first at the University of Abuja and other institutions, the company is still building and adding more features to the internet infrastructure.

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The usage is totally free. No payment, no subscription, no data purchase, and no need for modems. It is free Internet in the most useable form on the Wi-Fi,” says Bankole, according to Punch Online. 

The Lagos State University will be next, followed in quick succession by the College of Agric, Lafiaji, and the University of Lagos.”

Obviously, this sounds too good to be true as well as a daunting project to take on. But Bankole says not to worry — its the company’s way of giving back.

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It is our own form of Corporate Social Responsibility. It is all about empowering the students to be globally competitive, and access to free Internet is the best way to empower the budding oncoming Generation-Z,” he says. 

It is unclear how Surfwella hopes to carry out such an extensive project or how it plans to sustain it but we will be watching.

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