Legal threat over satellite bill

A Nigerian advocacy group is threatening to go to court over a proposed bill on the establishment of the National Communications Satellite Corporation.

The group, calling itself the Leadership and Role Model Foundation of Nigeria, says the proposed bill undermines existing regulations guiding the operations of telecommunications services and facilities. 

The President of the group, Mazi Omife I.Omife, said with the existence of regulatory bodies such as the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and the National Frequency Management Board, an additional regulator would just be a burden to the industry.

Omeife urged the Minister of Communication and Technology, Omobola Johnson, to apply to the National Assembly to stand down “the retrogressive bill”.

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