ATCON to Govt: Allow free movement for telco technical staff during lockdown over COVID-19

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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 the state government in an attempt to curb the spread of Coronavirus outbreak in the country.

ATCON’s National Executive Council made the request in a statement today in Lagos where over 70% of Nigeria’s 40 established 40 cases have occurred.

“This request is made because of 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,” said Executive Secretary of ATCON, Ajibola Olude in the statement.

“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,” he added.

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