Abandoned Masts: Osun Govt Holds Stakeholders Meeting, Seeks Collaboration

Abandoned Masts: Osun Govt Holds Stakeholders Meeting, Seeks Collaboration
  • PublishedOctober 28, 2023

Osun State government on Friday held a stakeholders meeting with representatives of telecommunications companies domiciled in the state on the need to remove abandoned masts across the state.

This was as it sought the maximum cooperation from the stakeholders for its technical consultant, Global Transactions Nigeria Ltd (GTNL).

Speaking during the meeting held at the Governor’s office, Abere, the state Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Sola Ogungbile emphasized that GTNL is the sole technical consultant according to the judgment of the Osun State High Court delivered on 28th September, 2023, with the mandate to ensure the integrity of the telecommunications infrastructure in the State in compliance with relevant environmental protection law.

The Commissioner while harping on the need to remove all abandoned masts within the state, promised the state government readiness to work with telecom companies.

In his words, the Commissioner for Environment and Sanitation, Mr. Mayowa Adejonrin, noted that telecommunication companies have a direct impact on the environment in which they perform their operations.

According to him, the impact of telecommunications companies is also on the economic field, because they provide telecommunication services.

He said, “The most significant impact of the telecommunication companies is on the environmental field. They contribute directly and indirectly to the environment, through greenhouse gases (GHGs), because they have a significant use of energy and therefore, they are a source of these emissions.

GNTL chairman, Rotimi George-Taylor, commended Governor Ademola Adeleke for removing multiple taxation in the sector and promoting the sustainable development of Osun State.

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