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Minister To NCC: Reduce Data Cost In The Interest Of Nigerians

Funsho Akinwale

Hon Isa Ali Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, on Tuesday, ordered the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to work out modalities to reduce the price of data in the interest of Nigerians.

The minister noted that he has received several complaints from Nigerians concerning the high cost of data by telecoms.

Pantami, who is poised for quick execution of his order, has called the Board Chairman, Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye, to map out plans and reduce the cost price in the next five working days.

“I am urging the management of NCC to work towards reducing the price of data in Nigeria.

“It is too costly and people are complaining every day.

“If you go to other countries, even countries that are not as largely populated as Nigeria, data prices are not this high. I am also a victim of some of the infractions that are so common in the industry.

“You load your data, but you barely use 20 percent of it and the entire data is wiped off,” the minister noted.