The National Executive Council of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) led by the President, Engineer Olusola Teniola, has made a case for telecommunications technical staff to continue to service the networks to avoid breakdown.
The Association has requested that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) initiates the process of National Right-of-Passage (nRoP) for all technical staff of telecommunications companies in the event of foreseeable lockdown by either the Federal Government or the State Government in an attempt to curb the spread of Coronavirus outbreak in the country.
The request, according to a statement signed by ATCON Executive Secretary, Mr. Ajibola Olude, 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.
“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”.