Thursday , December 9 2021

ATCON tasks NCC on Right of Passage for Telecom Engineers During COVID-19 Lockdown

The National Executive Council of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has requested that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) initiate the process of National Right of passage for all technical staff of telecommunications companies in the event of foreseeable lockdown by either the Federal or State Government in an attempt to curb the spread of Coronavirus outbreak in the country.

Telecom masts right of passage

The Association made this known in a statement signed by the Executive Secretary, ATCON, Ajibola Olude.

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The National Right of Passage, according to the telecom body, is requested due to the essential nature of telecommunications infrastructures in managing the entire situation and the need for maintenance and repairs that may arise during the possible lockdown.

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“We count on NCC to expedite action in this regard while we appreciate the Commission for being proactive and attentive.

We also urge all our teeming members and their staff to comply with all the guidelines stipulated by the Federal Ministry of Health and all relevant authorities at State levels.” ATCON said.


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