Lagos State Government has said it will not honour federal government’s appeal that telecoms firms, currently laying fibres round the country, should pay N145 per linear kilometre. It, instead, insists that the firms should pay N1,500 for Right of Way (RoW).
It made its position known through Lagos State Infrastructure Maintenance and Regulatory Agency (LASIMRA). LASIMRA stressed that the FG’s stance on N145 per linear kilometre was only advisory, not a directive.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Issa Pantami, had insisted that telcos should reject any hike in RoW by states. He stressed that there was an agreement between the ministry and the NGF on N145 per linear kilometre
Speaking with The Guardian, General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of LASIMRA, Funsho Elulade, said he was surprised some people argued that the cost should be brought down. (Guardian)