While other countries have made internet access free for their citizens, the Nigerian government is doing the complete opposite and even now want to charge more for the struggle internet we get here.
A few days ago news made the rounds that the FG had ordered all Nigerian Network Providers to increase the cost of data plans because it has now become too cheap.
Some telecommunication companies have been sending out messages to subscribers that they will increase data rate from Dec. 1, in line with the Nigeria Communications Commission’s order.
In light of the current economic recession, lack of jobs and fallen Naira this news has understandably been met with a lot of opposition.
Young Nigerians who make up a large percentage of social media users have now taken to Twitter to drag President Buhari for this directive, with many saying the price increase is to limit online criticism of his administration.
See some of the tweets after the jump
Buhari wants to increase the price of data so it will be too expensive for us to come on twitter and lament about his government.
— sleezy E. (@BadmanSophss) November 28, 2016
MTN is planning to increase the cost of Data this week on NCC's directive
Buhari is a punishment from God for our sins
— Israel Oladipupo O. (@LadiSpeaks) November 28, 2016
If Buhari is TIRED of Criticism from Nigerians, rather than cut them off from SOCIAL MEDIA with Tariff,he should RESIGN #NoToTariffIncrement
— Follow Wailers (@NGRWailers) November 29, 2016
When 1.5gb is N3,000, to dey abuse Buhari on social media go dey very expensive. People go dey package all their frustrations in 1 tweet. ?
— Babasola Kuti (@SKSolaKuti) November 29, 2016
We will soon pay tax for being alive in Nigeria. Probably in Buhari's 2nd term.
— Abiola Kazeem (@biolakazeem) November 29, 2016
Buhari increased fuel price and nothing happened
No 'occupy' because "our people dey power now"
What is Data that he can't increase?
— Ebube D Statesman (@akaebube) November 29, 2016
Me – By Dec, data will be too expensive for those children of anger lmaoo.
PYO – they won't even have data to trend hashtag for PDP in 2019? pic.twitter.com/CVDBFfovBJ
— Parosident Buhari (@TheMbuhari) November 29, 2016
WhatsApp just started video call and Buhari wants to increase data price pic.twitter.com/dpHLF0GdUy
— Yoruba Boy Not Demon (@iam_tomilade) November 29, 2016
BUHARI was a FAILURE in the 80s, he is a FAILURE now and he will be a FAILURE forever.
Argue with your new data rates
— ?QUINN? (@omimeyaya) November 29, 2016
How I'll start dodging twerk videos on Instagram once Buhari turns data to diamond pic.twitter.com/blnXl01DoX
— BILLION (@BillionTwiTs) November 29, 2016
Dis is our problem in 9ja. Instead of getting angry, we start telling stupid jokes & shouting Buhari. Boycott d nu Data rates.@Gidi_Traffic
— Sweet E (@Sweet_Jummai) November 29, 2016
1paint plastic Garri Ijebu=N600
DATA price will increase drastically
Buhari &our lawmakers r PAINS?
— Kemi Ariyo (@d_problemsolver) November 29, 2016
Baba buhari should please update his brain it's 2016 not 80s, Nigerians deserve constant electricity and affordable data .
— Imam Anas ?? (@itz_imaam) November 29, 2016