Nigerians need protection from DSTV, Telecoms Elisha Abbo tells Buhari’s FCCPC nominee
The Nigerian Senate Tuesday took action on President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for confirmation of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) Tribunal nominees. The letter which was read on the floor of the Senate by the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, was later forwarded to the Committee on Trade and Investment.
A list of the nominees includes; Sadatu Mama Shafi, Chairman (North Central), while members of the commission are George Chukwuma Mbonu,(South East), Thomas E. Okosun (South-South), Umar Dauda Duhu (North East), Ibrahim El-Yakubu (North West), Sola Salako Ajulo (South West), and Kenneth Tersoo Gyado (North Central).
Senator Elish Abbo (Adamawa North, APC), during a screening session of one of Buhari’s nominee, a Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly (House of Representatives) to the President, Ibrahim El-Yakubu (North West), lamented the sufferings of Nigerians in the hands of network service providers and the DSTV.
Abbo urged him to ensure that he uses his position to ensure that the people of the country who use these services especially those who are poor are adequately protected from the malicious acts of the ‘capitalists’.
“Nigerian consumers are actually suffering, that is the truth. You buy data on your phone, whether you use it or not at the end of the month it is gone,” he said.