Billionaire, Elon Musk, has stated that his internet service company, Starlink, will lift people out of penury as the network provider is set to enter Nigeria, the second poverty capital in the world.
Musk had disclosed on Friday, that Starlink had been approved by the Nigerian government, opening the way for the internet company to introduce its service, which is used by about 69,000.
Although, the number of Starlink subscriber base is projected to reach half a million by end of 2022, with the firm now operational in the seven continents, and in countries like United States, Mozambique, Philippine, amongst other western countries.
With Ripples Nigeria previous reports disclosing that Starlink will be available in mid 2022, Musk stated on Sunday, via his Twitter account, that his company would help alleviate poverty with its internet service in markets like Nigeria.
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In Nigeria, there are over 70 million people living in poverty. This made the country world’s poverty capital in 2021, before India overtook Nigeria as the poorest nation in the world.
He explained that making the internet availablility is like teaching someone how to fish. It was gathered that, “One Starlink can provide Internet for an entire school of hundreds of students.
“Great potential to lift people out of poverty. Providing Internet is teaching people to fish.” The Tesla majority investor and Chief Executive Officer, wrote on the social media platform earlier.
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