The Kogi State Utility Infrastructure Management and Compliance Agency, KUIMCA, on Thursday, 25th May, 2023, sealed the service center and mast site of Globacom across Kogi state, over its failure to produce safety and compliance permits for over 250 of its network-providing mast infrastructures in the state.
Supervising the sealing of the infrastructures, the Director General, KUIMCA, Prince Abdulqadir Suleiman, disclosed that the agency took the decision to seal Glo’s infrastructure following the failure of the service provider to respond to notices issued to them over a period of four years.
The DG noted that In line with its powers under the enabling law, otherwise known as KUIMCA Law 2018, all utility infrastructure across the state must be deployed in a manner that conforms with international best practices in a bid to ensure public safety. It was also established to create an enabling and safe environment for business operators themselves.
Giving a background to the organisation’s decision to seal off all of Glo’s infrastructures all across the state, the DG pointed out that KUIMCA’s concern as established by law was premised on public safety with regards to the location of utility infrastructures and the need for organizations to acquire permits that would ensure that infrastructures are located within the confines of public safety.
Story : Ralia Adama