Lagos to go tough on mast installations

Some masts and base stations of  commercial banks, telecoms and other users in Lagos have become high risk structures which needs to be overhauled. That’s … Continue reading Lagos to go tough on mast installations


Some masts and base stations of  commercial banks, telecoms and other users in Lagos have become high risk structures which needs to be overhauled.

That’s what the Urban Furniture Regulatory Unit (UFRU) of the Lagos state Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development discovered after conducting integrity tests on some banks within Ikeja.

Led by the head of the unit, Mr Joe Igbokwe, the men of the furniture regulatory body accompanied by journalists visited four different branches of one of the nation’s leading commercial banks on Thursday to inspect the installations.

Mr Igbokwe lamented that the life-span of the masts were being abused and they were constructed on very poor foundations.

This is happening about two months after UFRU asked telecoms operators, banks and other builders of masts and base stations to furnish its office with information on the number of its structures for record purposes.