In 2004, a Federal Executive Council memo observed the increasing proliferation of disparate IT networks and assets across Federal Government MDAs and sought to streamline these efforts by constituting a committee for the Harmonization of Government IT infrastructure initiatives.
Following the recommendation of the Federal Executive Council Committee on the Harmonisation of Government IT infrastructure assets, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria directed that a company be established to consolidate and integrate all the disparate existing government-owned networks into a single holistic government-wide network.
Based on the presidential directive, Galaxy Backbone was incorporated in 2006 as a public limited liability company (RC 656992). In order to fully achieve its mission and execute its mandate, the company shall operate as a commercial entity, even though it is 100% wholly owned by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
To be the leading enabler of digital inclusion in Nigeria and Africa.
We drive national development through the provision of a pervasive ICT infrastructure and services to public institutions, under-served communities and other stakeholders.
Galaxy Backbone Plc has the official mandate to build and operate a single nation-wide IT infrastructure platform to provide network services to all Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
Manage all national databases and transversal applications and services for all Federal Government MDAs.
Provide connectivity and internet access to rural and underserved communities and 3rd party customers.
Integrate People, Technology and Best practices to operate a financially independent company.
Meet and sustain service quality standards as contained in Service Level Agreements.
Galaxy Backbone Plc is expected to achieve the following objectives:
Support attainment of digital inclusion for all by providing connectivity to rural and underserved communities in the country.
Operate as commercial and profit oriented company to provide services to customers in the public and private sectors.
Avoid duplication of resources, save costs, and make the best effective use of available resources.
Provision of the required ICT infrastructure platform to support the Government’s reform program.
Support the attainment of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) through the provision of connectivity and solutions that will enable the delivery programs in education, healthcare, and agriculture, etc, to rural and underserved communities.