WHO affirms that telecom masts have no health implication- NCC

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[Abuja]–The Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC), through its Executive Vice-chairman, Professor Umar Danbatta has revealed that  there is no health issue related to any telecommunication mast and tower mounted in any place in the country.

Danbatta, said this in a statement issued at the ongoing 2017 Enugu International Trade Fair on Monday, adding that such belief and claim were mere imagination and myth that ” has no scientific base”.

“The commission still maintains that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has affirmed that no result of any such hazard has been established against base stations.
“Therefore, any individual or community adducing such reasons to deny right of way to the telecom companies, and prevent them from expanding services are invariably contributing to the poor quality of service in the network,’’ he said.

Speaking on the recent Platinum Score award given to the commission by  the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR) for exemplary performance as an agency of government, Danbatta said “the award is an encouragement to us and we will not rest on our oars in continuing to deliver on our mandate, especially as it concerns the consumer.”

The 28th Enugu International Trade Fair, with the theme “Promoting Nigeria’s Industrial Sector and SMEs for Inclusive and Robust Economy”is organised to showcase Nigeria’s non-oil products.

The 10 days trade fair, which started on March 31 to end on April 10, is also providing opportunity for local and foreign businesses to explore and access commercially viable markets in the South-East.




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