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Monday, April 02, 2018

ALTON demands Executive Order on telecom infrastructure

The Association of Licensed Telecom Operations of Nigeria (ALTON) is demanding expressly for an Executive Order by President Muhammad Buhari on telecom, as critical national security and economic infrastructure, reports ITRealms.

Making this demand, ALTON through its chairman, Engr. Gbenga Adebayo, at the weekend, told ITRealms, that the call has become imperative because telecom services are critical to national security and economic infrastructure of the country and supports several economic sectors.

Our industry supports many other economic sectors of the economy. We are also the first layer of critical infrastructure for socio economic development and security.

“It is pertinent to state that unless telecoms facilities have first level of protection by government, it will be difficult to provide uninterrupted services to the citizenry,” ALTON warned.

According to ALTON chairman, “we respectfully requests for an Executive Order to be issued designating ‘Telecom Infrastructure as Critical National Security and Economic Infrastructure’ as prescribed in the Cybercrime Act, 2015.” 

In addition, ALTON commended the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for being in the forefront of making sure that the ease of doing business is achieved by all stakeholders in the industry.

Chuks Egbune/GEE

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