Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo
Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has urged all the telecommunications companies domiciled in the state to give maximum cooperation to its technical consultant, Global Transactions Nigeria Limited (GTNL), in the course of discharging its duties as state’s government consultant.
THISDAY reports that representatives of MTN, 9mobile, IHS, ATC, Globacom, ALTON secretary, Gbolahan Awonuga represented the TELCOS among other were present at the stakeholders meeting which was held at the governor office, Abere.
The government also emphasized that GTNL is the sole technical consultant pursuant to the judgment of the Osun State High Court delivered on 28th September, 2023, with the mandate to ensure the integrity of the telecommunications infrastructure in the State in compliance with relevant environmental protection law.
Government harped on need to remove all abandoned masts within the state saying the State would work with the TELCOs to create a win – win relationship.
At the meeting, which took place at Government house, Abere was chaired by the Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Sola Ogungbile who represented the state Governor.
Speaking at the event, Commissioner for Finance, Mr Sola Ogungbile emphasized on the decision of government resolve issues of multiple taxation within the State.
Ogungbile further explained that issues regard to telecommunication infrastructure have to be resolved saying this is done in the interest of the people of the state