The federal government has ordered the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to reduce the price of Internet data plans in Nigeria.
Okay.ng understands that on behalf of the FG, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, gave this directive on Tuesday at a meeting with stakeholders in the industry in Abuja.
The minister said that his office has been bombarded with complaints from concerned Nigerians about the high cost of data by telecommunication companies in the country.
Pantami said in quotes:
“I am urging the management of NCC to work towards reducing the price of data in Nigeria. It is too costly and people are complaining every day.
“If you go to other countries, even countries that are not as largely populated as Nigeria, data prices are not this high.
“I am also a victim of some of the infractions that are so common in the industry.
“You load your data, but you barely used 20 percent of it and the entire data is wiped off.”
It can be recalled that Pantanmi had recently intervened on the issue of USSD charges.