The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) highlighted the risks associated with telecoms infrastructure, particularly the masts installations of the Mobile service providers.
President of the professional body, Engr. Otis Oliver Anyaeji, FNSE, FAEng made this known at the 2-day public hearing organized by the House of Representatives Ad-Hoc Committee at the National Assembly complex, Abuja on Monday 10th April, 2017 to investigate the health implications of the mounting of telecoms masts close to buildings.
The President pointed out numerous long-term and short-term consequences of the radiations and gaseous substances emitted from generators being part of the masts infrastructure. He therefore advised that necessary action must be taken by the government on the masts within areas inhabited by the citizens to avert the risks.
The Electrical/Electronics Division, Environment, Safety, Biomedical and Communications Engineering which are division of NSE were also represented at the public hearing.
Other organisations which presented their position papers include; Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), National Environment Standard & Regulation Agency (NESRA), among others.