No agreement with MTN yet, says minister

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No agreement with MTN yet, says minister

No agreement with MTN yet, says minister
April 21
06:38 2016

No agreement has been reached yet with MTN on the fine imposed on it, the Minister of Communications Technology, Adebayo Shittu, has said.

Shittu told reporters yesterday after the Federal Executive Council meeting, in Abuja that the memo which also came before FEC was the one requiring approval of the final Acts and instruments amending the International Telecoms Radio Regulations.

He said the World Radio Communication and International Telecommunications Union, (ITU), which usually hold meetings every four years, held the most recent one in December last year.

He said the FEC approved what the Nigerian delegation did in Switzerland and then directed the Ministry of Justice to review the draft treaty for it to be domesticated as part of laws in Nigeria.

He said: “At this meeting, the significant milestone was the fact that in all of the 150 years of existence of the ITU, a Nigerian in the person of Engr. Festus Dawudu, a Director of a Spectrum in the Ministry emerged as the Chairman.

“It has never happened that an African would be Chairman of the 150-year old body.

“Again, consequently, the Nigerian delegation signed the treaty and also a declaration to say that Nigeria reserves the right to react to any other member country which tries to intrude into what rightly belongs to Nigeria by way of the frequencies allowed Nigerians,” he stated.

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