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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Senate summons NITEL, courier firms

The Senate has summoned the management of the Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL), its Mobile Telecommunications Limited (M-Tel) subsidiary and courier operators in the country to a meeting, tomorrow, Thursday, at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.

Chairman, Senate Committee on Communications, Senator Sylvester Ndubuisi Anyanwu, who disclosed this on Monday, said the meeting would be held at the Senate hearing room 1, National Assembly Complex, Abuja.

Senator Anyanwu who spoke through his special adviser on media and publicity, Hon. Chimankpam Anyanikpa, revealed that top on the agenda is the primary challenges and how to proffer solutions to them.

This, he said, is part of the on-going exercise embarked on by the committee to familiarize them with the details on grounds that militate against the smooth running of the communications industry in the country.

Daily Champion recalled that recently that a similar hearing was held in Abuja for major telecommunications service providers, namely the Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) and Private Telephone Operators (PTOs), even as some of them were reprimanded for not ensuring that their chief executive officers (CEOs).

Even as it was gathered that plans were up to fashion out a meeting with these CEO’s as earlier promised, which is likely going to be in Lagos, the nation’s commercial nerve centre.

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