Lagos to sanction telecom operators over masts

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BY EMEKA AGINAM

The Lagos State Government, weekend, threatened to impose fresh sanction in form of fine on all telecoms operators, over refusal to submit the accurate list of telecoms masts of each operator to the state.

General Manager, Urban Furniture Regulatory Unit, UFRU, Mr. Joe Igbokwe, who disclosed this to newsmen said: “The state government is worried by the discrepancies in the figures of masts submitted by some of the operators and the refusal of other operators to submit any list.”

UFRU is the Lagos State Agency responsible for the supervision of all installed infrastructure in the state, including telecoms masts.

He said UFRU would henceforth embark on the numbering of all telecoms masts in the state, and warned that any operator whose figure varies from the actual number of masts it operates in Lagos, would attract a penalty of N5 million per mast. He therefore called on operators to be honest in submitting the list of their operated telecoms masts in Lagos, without further delay.

Igbokwe, who also frowned at the recent collapse of a hollow type communications mast belonging to Access Bank, located in its Idimu branch in Agege, Lagos, said UFRU would begin decommissioning of all hollow type masts and towers in the state, after after April 30, this year.

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