Prospective providers of Telecommunication Service in Ogun State are now to get provisional permit within 7 to 14 days after submitting applications for approval processing.
The permit will allow them to commence work on site pending the time they get other documents ready to obtain full approval for their operation in the State.
Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, TPL Tunji Odunlami made this known in Abeokuta during a meeting with representatives of Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) and other major operators in the telecommunication industry in the State.
While pointing out that the provisional permit is issued to prospective investors pending the completion of necessary requirements for proper planning permit to be obtained, Tpl Odunlami explained that provisional approval will allow investors to begin work on sites, as there might be delays in the submission of other documents to obtain approval.
While admonishing investors to ensure Personal Income Tax of consultant handling their projects is submitted alongside the application documents for approval processing, Odunlami affirmed that delay does not come from the government but failure of investors/Developers to perfect their documents.
Speaking on behalf of the Association of License Telecommunication Service Providers of Nigeria, Mr. Tochukwu Okafor, appreciated the Ministry for the effort put in place at ensuring that provisional approval is issued for operation to kick-off the project while other documents are being processed for final approval.