Uzodinma Reduces Right Of Way (ROW) Of Telecommunication Companies In Imo
The Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma has reduced the 'Right of Way' (ROW) of telecommunication companies operating in the state from N4500 to N145 per meter in tandem with FG's policy.
The governor stated this while signing an Executive order No. 002, 2020, which significantly enpowers him to do so.
"I have signed an Executive order No. 002, 2020, reducing Right of Way (ROW) of telecommunication companies in the State from N4500 to N145 per meter in tandem with Federal Government policy.
"The reduction was a manifestation of our Government’s determination to spur the telecommunication companies to further invest in broadband infrastructure and trigger ancillary on-line services, especially in the field of education
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"The Government is hopeful that this drastic reduction from N4500 of the broadband ROW to N145 per liner meter of fibre will accelerate the deployment of affordable and reliable modern high speed connectivity in the State," he said.
Uzodinma through the executive order had urged telecommunication companies operating in Imo state to note that the State plays host to a vibrant and youthful demography which is located in many tertiary institutions within the state, who also form the bulk of the end users of their products.
"We want these telecommunication companies to note that the State plays host to a vibrant and youthful demography located in many tertiary institutions, who form the bulk of the end users of their products," he added.