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Update: Senate did not approve NCC to increase data tariff price

Update to what was posted here "Data Recession: Senate gives NCC approval to increase data tariff price", the Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Communications, Senator Solomon Adeola have made it clear to us that the Senate committee did not give Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) the approval to increase data tariff price.

This information was published on his personal website.

Below is the photocopy of what was published on his blog.
Our attention has been drawn to a publication with the misleading title “ Senate Okays Data Price Hike, says NCC Acted in national Interest” in a national daily insinuating that the Senate through its Committee on Communications sanctioned data price increase by telecommunications service providers during an oversight visit to the Nigerian Communication Commission.
There is no iota of truth in the misleading title as the contrary is the case from what the Vice chairman of the Committee Senator Solomon Adeola said in his presentation during the briefing by NCC Executive Vice Chairman, Professor Umaru Dambatta.
Senator Adeola while commending the NCC for its achievements in recent times stated that the action it took in suspending the proposed data hike following public outcry was in the national and peoples’ interest stressing that their prompt responses to Senate inquiries on the matter and other related issues and a promise to undertake further scientific study on the data hike issue was commendable.
As can be seen from the body of the story no where did the senator ‘okays’ the regulatory agency recommended “price floor” which was the issue that gave rise to the proposed data price hike that has since been suspended.

Chief Kayode Odunaro
Media Adviser to Senator Solomon Adeola
13th December, 2016.

For now, that's all we know. Just stay tuned for more updates!!



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