NCC: FG will revisit ‘Right of Way’ issue, says Osinbajo

May 27th, 2019

From Cyriacus Nnaji, Lagos

Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has stated that the Federal Government will revisit the issue of Right of Way to enhance Telecoms growth in Nigeria.

Osinbajo who was represented by the Presidential Adviser on Political Matters, Sen. Babafemi Ojodu, made the disclosure at the maiden edition of Nigerian Telecom Leadership Summit, (NTLS) 2019 in Lagos recently.

In his words: “The Federal Government is also concerned about the lingering ‘Right of Way’ issue that have continued to linger, particularly, at state levels. We will revisit the National Economic Council Resolutions, with a view to revising it”.

The theme of the 2019 Edition of this Summit was Repositioning the Nigerian Telecom Industry for the Future: Prospects and Challenges.

Osinbajo stated that telecommunications, and Information Technologies have become key enablers to businesses, social interactions, and quality governance.

On his part, the Executive Vice Chairman, NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, said that the objective of the summit was to equip the regulator, and its key stakeholders, and indeed the entire industry, to prioritise and focus on more effective performance, in the interest of the industry and the nation.

He said that the leadership of the Nigerian Communications Commission has taken a deep and predictive look at the financial health of the industry; and the aspiration of Nigeria in the context of the 4th industrial revolution; the potentials of emerging technologies; the global movement, and demand for expanded frontiers of availability, accessibility and affordability of all the ICT drivers and enablers of economic growth, like broadband infrastructure and services; the dynamism of growth, among other things, and reached a conclusion that investments are very critical for our future growth.

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