MTN TO INCREASE DATA PLAN PRICES AS DEMANDED BY BUHARI’S GOVERNMENT
MTN, Nigeria’s telecommunication giant has decided to increase the prices of internet subscription for consumers as mandated by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
Daily Trust reports in a broadcast message to its subscribers, MTN declared:
“Dear customer, please be informed that from 1st Dec, some MTN data tariffs will be increased to reflect the new rates set by the NCC to operators. Thank you.”
Feelers reaching NAIJ.com show that the new rate beginning from December 1 could see MTN subscribers paying as much as N1000 for 500 megabytes instead of the about 1.5 gigabytes.
There could be changes for other telecom companies in the country in order to meet the reported proposition by Godwin Emefiele, the governor of the Central Bank Governor, for a tax from mobile phone users in the country as part of efforts to meet the economic recession.
Adebayo Shittu, the minister of Communication, had defended the proposed 10 percent tax on phone calls, text messages and data saying it would help enhance telecommunication services in the country.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Shittu spoke in Osogbo, Osun state, saying: “We have a lot of deficiency in the provision of infrastructure in the telecommunication sector.
“And I believe that those who proposed the bill must have thought that government centrally relies on tax because without tax, government cannot operate.
“We are proposing a workshop on the bill for all stakeholders in telecommunication services, operators and even ordinary man.
TO MTN SUBSCRIBERS: SO EPP US GOD!