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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Wike decries indiscriminate installation of telecom masts

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike  (m), Chairman of the Investigate the Health Implications of Siting Telecom Masts Near Homes Committe   House of Representatives, Mr Iboro Ekanem (l) and  Member Representing Tai/Eleme/Oyigbo Federal Constituency , Mr Barry  Mpigi during a courtesy visit by the House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee to Investigate the Health Implications of Siting Telecom Masts Near Homes at the Government House Port Harcourt on Wednesday .

Rivers Governor, Nyesom  Wike has decried the indiscriminate  siting of telecommunications masts, which have negative effect  on the health of the people. 
Speaking during a courtesy visit by the House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee to Investigate the Health Implications of Siting Telecom Masts Near Homes at the Government House Port Harcourt on Wednesday , Governor Wike said that  it is sad that most corporate organizations  find it difficult  to respect  laws.

He said: "The way these  companies  install masts near homes will definitely have health implications. I support the investigation  by the house to change the situation ".
The governor  urged telecom companies to obey rules regarding the location  of masts.
Speaking  further, Governor Wike said that the representatives  of Rivers State at the National Assembly  cooperate with  his administration, irrespective of the political parties  that they belong to.
He said that  in Rivers State, despite political  differences  in the state, politics is played without bitterness  and the  interest  of the people remains paramount .
The governor assured  the people of Rivers State  that his administration will continue to execute quality  projects and use resources  judiciously for development purposes . 
In his remarks, Chairman Ad-Hoc Committee to Investigate the Health Implications of Siting Telecom Masts Near Homes, Mr Iboro Ekanem said that  the committee  was established  after a motion was moved on the dangers that masts situated near homes pose to the people. 
He said that the  committee was in the state to make sure that the necessary  technical measures are taken  to address the challenges  posed by  the  masts.  He said that the committee will work with the regulators and operators to take actual measurements on level of  before presenting its report to the house.
On developments  in Rivers State, he said that  Rivers State Governor merits the name, 'Mr Projects " because  of the  quality  of pro-people  projects spread across the state. 
He said that  the governor will easily  win a second  term because he has improved  the living condition  of the people. 



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