In an interview with local newspaper Daily Trust, a spokesperson for Transcorp – the parent of Nitel – outlined plans to restore the fortunes of the beleagured operator. The company says it will fix the national backbone network, roll out 250,000 lines by the end of 2008 and seek alternative power supply options due to ongoing problems with electricity provision in the country. When questioned why Transcorp has so far failed to address these problems, the spokesperson said: ‘We have not been able to do what we are doing now because we did not have direct control of Nitel, but today we have direct control’.
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