NCC, states partners to cut double taxing, ROW fees

Bisola David
Bisola David
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The Right of Way fees and other various taxes that endanger the nation’s telecommunications operations and investments will be removed, according to the Nigerian Communications Commission, in collaboration with state and local governments.

According to the Times, the Executive Vice Chairman of the NCC, Aminu Wada Maida, made this statement on Tuesday during a press conference with representatives of the Nigerian Telecommunication Reporters Association Abuja branch.

As per President Bola Tinubu’s direction to the NCC, Maida bemoaned the burdensome tariffs already imposed on telecom companies, which hinder their ability to draw in international investments.

He pleaded with states to think about the long-term benefits that they would receive if they allowed huge investments in the sector as job opportunities would be developed alongside other value chains in the sector,

Maida revealed that there will be a public release shortly on the amicable resolution of the issue between MTN Nigeria and Globacom Network.

He went on to say that fair play for all parties involved is what the Commission is most concerned with.

According to the head of NCC, the Commission has created a strategic vision built around five pillars to propel the telecom sector and guarantee its ongoing contribution to the nation’s GDP.

While acknowledging the difficulties in obtaining high-quality services from Internet service providers and mobile network operators, the NCC EVC also announced that the Commission will implement “a total consumer experience” in order to solve these issues.

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