Connect with us

Headlines

5 BILLION NAIRA DEBT: NCAA shuts down Globacom Abuja base station over

Published

on

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has shut down a base station operated by a telecommunications provider, Globacom, in Wuse 2 Abuja over a debt to the tune of N5 billion.

NCAA DG, Capt. Musa Nuhu, led a team of security operatives to the Glo centre for the enforcement.

It was disclosed that Globacom owed NCAA N5 billion over the illegal erection of high structures and refusal to renew expired aviation height clearance certificates, and has for years, refused to honour meetings with NCAA to discuss a payment plan.

Nuhu said the agency will continue to disable Glo’s Main Switch Centres across the country until the telecom company commits to a payment schedule.

NCAA spokesman, Sam Adurogboye, confirmed the development on Wednesday, 22 December, Within Nigeria reports.

“One of Glo’s coordinating centres was disabled today in Abuja to pressure the company to commit to a payment plan. They owed NCAA and we have been on it for years. They do not honour meetings and do not give any payment plan,” he said.

The NCAA spokesman said the agency had repeatedly written to Globacom over the matter but said the mobile network operator refused to honour invitations to meetings.

In the last follow-up letter dated October 4, 2021, and titled, ‘Re: Illegal Erection of High Structures and Refusal to Renew Expired Aviation Height Clearance Certificates by Globacom Limited,’ NCAA had threatened that following the failure by Globacom to pay the required fees amounting to N5.9 billion, it would have no choice but to commence the dismantling of its masts across the country without further notice.

“In the circumstance, having exhausted all avenues for a resolution of this matter, we are now left without a choice but to apply the relevant sanctions, including the dismantling of all your non-compliant masts nationwide. And this shall be without further notice to you,” the letter signed by NCAA Legal adviser/head, compliance and enforcement, Emmanuel Chukwuma partly read.

“I am directed to inform you that the NCAA is not disposed to granting this latest (fourth) request to reschedule the meeting, particularly, as no reason was given for your non-attendance on the last date.”

Advertisement
1 Comment

1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest

Sowore Secures Freedom For Man Illegally Detained By Police Sowore Secures Freedom For Man Illegally Detained By Police
Trending2 days ago

Excitement As Sowore Secures Freedom For Man Illegally Detained By Police [VIDEO]

Excitement As Sowore Secures Freedom For Man Illegally Detained By Police [VIDEO]—-Former presidential candidate and agitator for good governance in...

Parallex Bank Limited Promises Limitless Possibilities Parallex Bank Limited Promises Limitless Possibilities
Headlines2 days ago

FRESH: Parallex Bank Limited Promises Limitless Possibilities

The latest entrant into the commercial banking industry in Nigeria, Parallex Bank has officially launched on Friday, January 14, 2022,...

5 BILLION NAIRA DEBT: NCAA shuts down Globacom Abuja base station over 5 BILLION NAIRA DEBT: NCAA shuts down Globacom Abuja base station over
Headlines4 weeks ago

5 BILLION NAIRA DEBT: NCAA shuts down Globacom Abuja base station over

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has shut down a base station operated by a telecommunications provider, Globacom, in Wuse 2...

Saraya Worldwide Saraya Worldwide
Breaking1 month ago

JCI Nigeria Partners Saraya Worldwide To Donate Hand Sanitizers To Akwa Ibom State Government

JCI Nigeria Partners Saraya Worldwide To Donate Hand Sanitizers To Akwa Ibom State Government—-In a bid to support the Akwa...

Ofada Rice Day Ofada Rice Day
Headlines1 month ago

Jimi Sholanke, Shaggi, Kenny black, others thrills Fans at Ofada Rice Day Event in Lagos

Ofada Rice Day: The third edition of the biggest food festival in Nigeria, hosted by the foremost indigenous Restaurant and...

BREAKING: Emirates Lands Ln Nigeria In Style [PHOTOS] BREAKING: Emirates Lands Ln Nigeria In Style [PHOTOS]
Headlines1 month ago

BREAKING: Emirates Lands Ln Nigeria In Style [PHOTOS]

BREAKING: Emirates Lands Ln Nigeria In Style [PHOTOS]—Emirates has today touched down in both Abuja and Lagos, marking the restart of...

JCI Nigeria Partners P&G To Donate Sanitary Towels In Celebration Of The Girl-Child JCI Nigeria Partners P&G To Donate Sanitary Towels In Celebration Of The Girl-Child
Headlines2 months ago

JCI Nigeria Partners P&G To Donate Sanitary Towels In Celebration Of The Girl-Child

JCI Nigeria Partners P&G To Donate Sanitary Towels In Celebration Of The Girl-Child—-As Nigeria joins the rest of the world...

Sexual Harassment Scandal That Got CNN's Chris Cuomo Suspends 'Indefinitely' Sexual Harassment Scandal That Got CNN's Chris Cuomo Suspends 'Indefinitely'
Trending2 months ago

Sexual Harassment Scandal That Got CNN’s Chris Cuomo Suspends ‘Indefinitely’

Cable network CNN has suspended its ace anchor Chris Cuomo  “indefinitely” on Tuesday for complacency in former governor and brother’s...

Rihanna Conferred With National Hero Tittle In A New Barbados Republic Rihanna Conferred With National Hero Tittle In A New Barbados Republic
Entertainment2 months ago

“MAY YOU CONTINUE TO SHINE LIKE A DIAMOND”: Rihanna Conferred With National Hero Tittle In A New Barbados Republic

Rihanna has been honoured by her home country during a ceremony to mark Barbados splitting from the UK to become...

CRACKS IN SECESSIONISTS ALLIANCE: Why Yoruba Nation Group Pulls Out Of South/Middle Belt Agitation Alliance CRACKS IN SECESSIONISTS ALLIANCE: Why Yoruba Nation Group Pulls Out Of South/Middle Belt Agitation Alliance
Headlines2 months ago

CRACKS IN SECESSIONISTS ALLIANCE: Why Yoruba Nation Group Pulls Out Of South/Middle Belt Agitation Alliance

Banji Akintoye, leader of the Yoruba bloc of the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination (NINAS), which is a multi-ethnic...