The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC and the United Kingdom Prosperity Fund’s Digital Access Programme and Greenfields Law, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, are set to host a national technical conference on Right of Way, RoW and the issuance of planning permits.
The conference is expected to be held virtually tomorrow, Thursday, August 13, 2020.
In furtherance of the United Kingdom’s technical assistance in advancing policies and regulatory reforms on RoW, in the telecom sector in Nigeria, engaged Greenfields Law Consultants to conduct a study on effective Right of Way, RoW, administration and issuance of planning permits for masts and towers in support of the NCC.
The aim of the study is to identify pragmatic policies and legal and regulatory Right of Way, RoW and site build approval processes, for adoption by all governments in Nigeria, to facilitate the uniform enhancement of broadband access and availability and the attainment of aspirations of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy 2019 and the National Broadband Plan 2020-2025.
“The study consulted widely, obtained and processed information from, virtually, all segments of the telecommunications industry, including service providers, policy advocacy groups, consumer associations, relevant agencies and officials of State governments, across the six geo-political zones, while also noting best practices around Right of Way and site build permitting, in other countries”, stated Osondu Nwokoro, Managing Counsel of Greenfields Law and a leading telecommunications policy, law and regulation practitioner.
Expected at the virtual presentation include the Honorable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami; State Governors; Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta and Chief Executive Officers of telecommunications companies and other stakeholders in the telecom industry.
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