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Nigeria to host 2nd EMF conference in Lagos





The Federal Government of Nigeria, through the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has concluded plans to host the Second West African Conference on Electro Magnetic Field (EMF) and Health on the 17-18 December, 2014 in Lagos, reports ITRealms.

The two-day conference, ITRealms reports, would be held at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, with the theme “EMF in a Highly Connected Society: Understanding the myths and realities.”

ITRealms also reports that this conference, will provide a platform for policy makers, regulators, legislators, operators, mobile equipment manufacturers, consumer groups and other stakeholders to raise the level of understanding about potential adverse health effects, if any, of mobile communication aimed at establishing a harmonised EMF policy in the West African sub-region.

This, Director, Public Affairs at NCC, Mr. Tony Ojobo told ITRealms is in line with the political effort to adopt WHO Model Legislation and ICNIRP exposure limits in Nigeria, asserting, “It is expected that this will function as a role model for other sub-regions.”

Ojobo also hinted ITRealms that the Honourable Minister of Communication Technology, Dr. (Mrs) Omobola Johnson will deliver the keynote address at the conference, while Ministers from other concerned jurisdictions such as the Science and Technology; Health; and Environment will also participate at the event

Other participants expected from ITRealms findings are the Chairmen of the Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Science and Technology; Communication and Environment

Equally expected are officials of the World Health Organization, International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIPR), Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), West African Telecommunications Regulators Assembly (WATRA); Mobile Manufacturers Forum (MMF), and academia as well as relevant stakeholders nationwide.

 +Remmy Nweke @NGRCommTech @NgComCommission @ITU

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