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Storms destroy masts in Lagos

17 April 2014, 16:59

Lagos - The Lagos State Government said recent storms destroyed at least 20 telecommunications masts in the region.

Among these structures destroyed were among those that government had given directives to its owners to pull down before April 30.

The General Manager, Urban Furniture Regulatory Unit (UFRU), Joe Igbokwe, said the masts affected by the rainstorm belonged to MTN, Visafone, Reltel, Diamond Bank, Union Bank, Addoser Microfinance Bank, Africa Finance Corporation, Brain & Brace Security and 13 other unknown operators.

He said that the masts were mainly located at Gbagada, Ojuelegba, Kirikiri in Apapa, Apapa-Oshodi Express Way, Ilupeju, Ikorodu, Ikoyi, Surulere and Alaba International Market areas of the state.

Igbokwe noted that the number of affected masts would have been higher had his agency not compelled some operators to pull down the hollow pipe posts.

He insisted that the April 30 deadline for the replacement of hollow pipes masts with galvanised steel stood.

– CAJ News

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