DOAS Reveals how FCTA Lost N500m Revenue to Illegal Mast Towers

Paschal Emeka, Abuja

The Outdoor Advertisement and Signage of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has disclosed that FCTA lost over N500 million in revenue for illegally installed masts and towers in the nation’s capital.

The Director of the Department of Outdoor Advertisement and Signage, DOAS, Dr. Babagana Adams, disclosed an interaction with journalists on Thursday.

He said 3050 masts in Abuja had no genuine approval by DOAS.

He stated that only 320 masts in the city have approvals. The director vowed to clamp down on illegal masts and towers in a bid to sanitize the city.

Adams revealed that some companies only pay for permits and refuse to pay the processing fee of N1,500,000 and go ahead to erect their masts and towers, which he described as illegal arrangements.

He said: “We have lost about five million nairas in revenue to illegal masts and towers in the territory”.

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