Remember last month when the FG proposed a hike in internet data prices causing an uproar among Nigerians, which then influenced the Nigerian Senate to not only condemn the price hike but put a stop to it.
Well fast forward almost a month and the same Senate has turned around to approve the data hike.
The Senate Committee on Communications is now saying that The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has acted in national interest on the issue of data price increase.
According to Daily Trust,
The Committee visited the NCC headquarters in Abuja yesterday as part of it oversight functions and are now encouraging Nigerians to 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.
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.
So there you have it…data prices are increasing…thanks Nigerian Senators for giving us false hope that you were on our side on this issue.