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Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Senate Okays Data Price Hike And Says NCC Acted in National interest

The Committee, which visited the NCC headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday as part of it oversight functions, said Nigerians should 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.

He noted the roles played by the leadership of the NCC under Professor Umar Danbatta, especially the commission’s handling of the MTN’s 1.04 trillion naira fine and the recent outcry over the planned increase on data tariff, saying the NCC did not disappoint Nigerians.

“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” Olamikan, who is the vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Communications, said.

He urged the NCC to make details of its 2017 budget available on time to enable members go through and approve to avoid the delay occasioned by the 2016 budget.

He said the 8-point agenda unfolded by Professor Danbatta on assumption of office has turned around the telecom industry, urging him to build on the achievement in the years ahead.

However, while receiving members of the Committee, the Commission’s Executive Vice Chairman, Professor Danbatta, said unless the issues regarding the data price floor are resolved, it remains a whirlwind that would not do anybody any good.

Members of the Committee are Senator Gilbert Nnaji as Chairman, and Senator Adeola Olamilekan as Vice Chairman. Others are Senators Abu Ibrahim, Joshua Dariye, Eyinnaya Aberibe, Isa Misau and Abiodun Olujimi.

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45 comments:

  1. Nigeria is fucked up
    Officially in ruin.

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    1. Ooh my God! So it's official now?

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    2. Ooh my God! So it's official now?

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    1. So they will on the data hike? This country no be Abeg.

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  3. Why will it not be in our national interest as you guys get free data being given by them. Shame on una.

    I know 2017 is going to be very tough. I pity Nigerians too much

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    1. Very tough. Let them make foodstuffs cheap. At least one can eat food if nothing else.

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    2. 2017 will be like a walk in the park for me n mine. Data hike or not. Oluwa gat my back

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  4. How will they not OK it wen d recession isnt getting to dem nah! D mumu dat we is now! Nonsense

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  5. Abeg are we in Iraq abi Somalia, please Shey NA Baghdad we dey someone please tell me if na NAIJA we dey. Kontinu we dey watch with our 5D. Who Ncc,FG epp

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  6. How is it in or best interest?
    Liars!

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    1. So na news of data hike brought you out of hiding abi? *waving*

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    2. Stupid people, speaking grammar. Explicate how is it in our own interest?

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  7. Their business..

    THERE IS NOTHING THIS PRESENT ADMINISTRATION WILL DO THAT WILL TAKE ME UNAWARES AGAIN


    UNAM IKOTS






    @GALORE

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  8. Ghana must go bags have exchanged hands owkia? #SMH

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  9. They told us same thing about fuel i haven't seen the impact and now telecome? Buhari wel done.

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  10. In all ,I don't see the reason for the increase stated here.

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  11. Lol dey don settle them I see no explanation on how the increase is in our interest Nigerians are fools

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  12. Foolish sets of wicked Nigerian senators.Do they have Nigeria interst at heart NO!I'm out of here

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    1. Very wicked people. Very wicked. Their plan is for nothing to benefit the masses. But their plans will fail. God pass them. As for the telecoms, watch your customers drop. I even want to curtail this Internet thing sef, unless necessary. I will also curtail phonecalls. Wicked people, what goes around comes around. Instead of trying to copy developed countries that give their citizens free Internet, they want to snatch what little the masses are managing. Clueless unamikots

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  13. We understand. You stupid good for thieves in the Senate disagreed with NCC because they didn't give your cut in the increments but now they have done that, is in of the country. God punish devil. Can't wait for this evil (apc) that befall my country to free us. God have mercy.

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  14. This is what you get when you put a generation of ppl that ask for help just to install an app as those that will decide d future of ur technology

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    1. Very true. Internet should be the cheapest thing ever.

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  15. We understand. You stupid good for thieves in the Senate disagreed with NCC because they didn't give your cut in the increments but now they have done that, is in the interest of the country. God punish devil. Can't wait for this evil (apc) that befall my country to free us. God have mercy.

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  16. This man is just MAD,very very MAD.

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  17. Let me manage my data from today onwards

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  18. The country is absolutely in a SORRY state at the moment.

    The idiots up there get all they want for free including Data...and now they are telling us it is in the interest of the nation. How???

    Wish we could vote out this silly and heartless administration come 2019.

    I feel saddened everyday! #Selah

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  19. All the APC supporters and sai baba people are no where in sight for some months now.. 😂😁😂

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    1. Even up North, no more Saint Baba.They have kept quiet too.

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  20. All the people that voted for Buhari should please shut up. Hypocrites

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  21. And that's what you get when money exchanges hand.

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  22. God will continue to provide for his own no matter what. APC,carry on.

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  23. a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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    I just want my bet to enter and watch me run from this stupid country nothing else...
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

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  24. Betrayers. Bunch of selfish, greedy and corrupt dishonorable people.

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  25. Fuel high, data high, foodstuff high. Only in one country. God help us.

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  26. I pity them,when God will start with all of them ,there would be no hiding place for anyone of them

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    1. Exactly. God pass them!

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  27. na only God wey dey for heaven wey dey see all dis our yeye nd corrupt politicians go judge nd punish them. Final final on the last day all of them go answer question how dem take collect national money,make poor man hungry die

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  28. Whose interest? The dunce has not said anything, he should explain how the masses will benefit from this nonsense. Money don exchange hands.

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  29. This can only happen when you have fools representing us. For National interest and they are not explaining the reason for the Hike. I Pity this country it socks. Biafra Land of hope we sha get their someday this country is just full of junks

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