Data Recession: Senate gives NCC approval to increase data tariff price

August 22, 2018
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Following the proposed increase in data tariff price saga, the Senate Committee on Communications on Tuesday has giving go ahead to the
proposed increase in data plans price by the Nigerian Communications Commission
(NCC).

The Approval was announced yesterday when the Senate Committee on Communications visited the NCC headquarters in Abuja, they said Nigerians should see
the commission as being on their side on the issue of data price
increase.

Senator Solomon Olamilekan (Lagos West) who spoke on
behalf of the Committee members said the NCC had taken some commendable
steps to sanitize the telecom industry and the data price hike was one
of them.

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He said “Each time we invited the leadership of the
agency to the National Assembly, they honoured our invitation and
responded to our inquiries, particularly during the MTN issue, and of
recent the data price floor. They have acted in national interests and
Nigerians see NCC as being on their side.”

While receiving
members of the Committee, the Commission’s Executive Vice Chairman,
Professor Danbatta, said unless the issues regarding the data price
floor are resolved, it remains a whirlwind that would not do anybody any
good.

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