Reps move to enforce ‘pay as you go’ option on Multichoice Nigeria
The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a resolution compelling MultiChoice Nigeria to adopt the ” pay as you go” payment package option.
Adopting a motion moved by Mr. Abbas Tajudeen at the plenary presided by the Deputy Speaker, Mr. Sulaimon Yussuff Lasun, the House mandated its Committee on Telecommunications to interface with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the Consumer Protection Council and the MultiChoice to address concerns expressed by Nigerians over the planned increase in the prices of the various bouquet on offer on its Digital Satellite Television (DStv).
Lasun directed the committee to report back to the House in eight weeks for further legislative action.Tajudeen maintained that the ever increasing prices of the various bouquet on offer by MultiChoice and its refusal to offer a ‘Pay as you go’ package option on its bouquet is causing a financial strain on its subscribers.
The lawmaker observed that it has been the practice for the company to increase the prices of its various packages almost on a yearly basis, noting that in 2013 the monthly subscription increased by 7-10 per cent; in 2014 by 10-15 per cent and in 2015 by 10-22per cent, and just recently, the company sent a notification of another price increase with effect from May 1, 2017.
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