Lockdown: ATCON seeks free movement for telecom technical staff

From Cyriacus Nnaji, Lagos

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, following lockdowns imposed by several state governors in an attempt to curb the spread of Coronavirus outbreak in the country.

A statement by the Executive Secretary of the group, Ajibola Olude, the request was made 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.

“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,” the statement disclosed.

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