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Lagos issues deadline to banks, telecoms to dismantle masts

17 April 2014, 12:50

Lagos - The Lagos State Government has threatened to pull down communications masts made of hollow-pipes if their owners failed to replace them with galvanised steel masts by April 30.

The deadline became imperative following an early morning rainstorm last Sunday which pulled down several communication masts, which destroyed buildings and cars worth billions of naira, reports Leadership.

Joe Igbokwe, General Manager, Urban Furniture Regulatory Unit (UFRU), said after the April 30 deadline, UFRU would commence dismantling and evacuation of all hollow-pipe masts in the state, while their owners would take full responsibility of the cost of the dismantling and evacuation.

Operators whose masts caused havoc in Lagos last Sunday are MTN, Visafone, Reltel, Diamond Bank, Union Bank, Addoser Microfinance Bank, Africa Finance Corporation, Brain & Brace Security and 13 other unknown operators.

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