The speed of advancement in network technology and scientific innovation in many areas has enhanced the evolution of global scientific mobile innovation through a communication network. This, is in effect has made communication development possible within the metropolitan areas, location and space activities in the cities to function efficiently which however remains significant in accessing, extracting and disseminating information in a digital format of encoding and decoding with reduced labor, less human innovation and accuracy with an amazingly short period.
Global satellite network remains a tool for communication gap where all means of coding and decoding are done through the network means in every inhabitant but look at it from where, who and how it’s been programmed in terms of efficiency, management and capacity certainly lacks the requirement for environmental quality in the fitness come standard of its base stations in the metropolitan Nigerian cities. Putting into consideration its locational analysis were several of these mast placements are located in various locations, households and in-appropriate placement its found itself as result of human consideration that is contrary to standard requirements, and in implication, making it dangerous to human health.
Its environmental ineffectiveness affecting the inhabitant remains more in question as to who are those securing its standard with-which has remained issue specific being discussed by professionals, policymakers, and the general public, since the populace is at the receiving end, issues of this nature are less important to those that need to effect changes it’s truly needed in the polity.
The service providers and regulatory agencies part of which is National Communication Commission see more of network challenges as discussed in the parliament more importantly than the effect of its environmental deficiencies that directly involve the habitat and inhabitant.Report indicates that development control mechanism put in place to guide and manage developments has been ineffective due to an unrealistic legal instrument to guide plan in enforcing development control that has something to do with mast placement, location, setbacks and standards that ensures avoiding collapse.
Action depends on power. The planning authority’s power to implement those said standards largely depend on laws that are in operation in the country, essentially decree 88 of 1992 which is seen to only back but can’t bite, since those laws are not explicit enough to define the role of each government in guiding that development at federal, states and local authorities, where most of this mast placement is located in both rural and urban centers. Regulating them through legal tools has since proved abortive, these are evident in some location where you see householders either fighting to get it placed in their courtyards or within the residence of some individuals due to the incentives and other ingredients its lack that has remained a subject of criticism and court actions.
The national environmental standards and regulatory agencies [NESRA] is centralized and lack available desire for it functional effectiveness. In this telling, it is expected that this law is reviewed firstly since this mast are located in both the rural and urban areas of the country, it is expedient that those components unit be incorporated in the legal framework since they are pedagogical to the rural area. Secondly, it should be appraised frequently to accommodate social and economic developments that might bring about modification of man’s development from where Nigeria derived its environmental laws and tradition from, where its ability review its own laws is encouraged.
Talk tough, is where misplaced priorities have beclouded the nation’s lawmaking body were laws that remains an impediment to national growth and development is seen as less important and laws of personal interest remain paramount in the nation’s national assembly.
At this junction, the electorates most have a rethink and device their own strategy of ensuring one man one vote in their own domain and ensure smooth delivery of ballot boxes to its destination. a case in point is where the health of the inhabitant is grossly affected by this development, and still, no regulatory framework for mitigating this challenges is seen as a top priority but less important instead.
Report on world health organization [who] indicates that there is agrarian awareness in the environmental implication on mast placement in developing countries and needs special consideration because of some of the danger inherent in its abuse. it went further that because of the consequences of our past action that is already stirring us in the face, where for instance, the ozone layer depletion, global warning eutrophication, and other environmental hazards are all serious issues that present every form of unsustainable use of environmental resources which must be addressed now.
There is also the understanding that environmental implication of mast in our domain can be addressed locally if we can act locally while thinking globally. Report indicates that mast usage as of 2008 shows that there was the effect of electromagnetic radiation in the macro range which is believed to be harmful to human health.
world health organization stated that cancer is likely to be caused by a base station and the remaining is heard filled in convincing everybody for other health effects. Another sharp focus here is the alarming indices of this report that emphasizes the level of its macro range effect on the inhabitant and how complicating would its be in Nigeria’s context were the levels remain at micro range effect and are mostly sited in many households in the major cities in the country as a whole.
The question is how can this be mitigated on time because of its dangerous effect on the immediate environment? The legal framework and those that are saddled with the responsibility of effecting it change must start now. This would, in turn, lift its self toward a possible direction, keeping the standard environment, saving the lives of the inhabitant in the major cities of the country. The network provider would have a direction, helping the people, impacting changes on the face of the environment and creating values in our metropolis