The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) and the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, Thursday, met with the Governor of Ekiti State and Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, Dr. Kayode Fayemi in Abuja.
Their meeting was a follow-up on the discussion on how to address the issue of Right of Way (RoW) and other similar challenges confronting the telecoms industry.
Recall that the Federal government through the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy had recently called on State Governors to adhere to the Right of Way charges as agreed upon by the National Economic Council (NEC) in 2013.
In a statement signed and made available to DAILY POST by Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, the FG had frowned on the decision by some State Governors to increase the charges.
Pantani equally noted that the move by some of these State Governors will no doubt impact negatively on the efforts being made by the Federal Government.
The Minister called on all State Governors to reconsider their decisions in the interest of Nigerians as well as for the socio-economic growth and development of the country.
No details yet on the outcome of their meeting.