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Ahead lockdown, ATCON seeks National Right of Passage for technical staff

The fear of imminent lockdown by either the Federal Government or the State Government in an attempt to curb the spread of (COVID-19) coronavirus outbreak in the country has forced the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has requested that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to begin the process of National Right of Passage (NRP) for all technical staff of telecommunications companies.

In a statement issued by the Executive Secretary of ATCON, Ajibola Olude, the body averred that “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.

“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,” ATCON said.