The Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) has mandated all Nigeria Telcos including MTN, Etisalat, Airtel and Glo to increase the price of data plans beginning from December 1st, 2016. We were taken by surprise when we got this info in time like this that we deserve better. The recession is already consuming many, and implementing this directive will only make life harder for Nigerians.
I do not think this is what we need now, especially in this period so many people including students are finding life so difficult because of the economic situation in the country that has to cause many schools to increase fees. How can the people from poor family survive? How can they be subscribing for data to carry out researches and assignments? Our government does not think in that part. They just think in one direction.
Recently, the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefieli proposed taxes on phone calls that exceed 3 minutes. This is sad; NCC believes that this is one of the ways they can generate revenues for the Government. They know that we cannot do without buying data, so they decided to mandate all Telcos to increase their data price. Hmm!
Anyways, we should just buckle up to pay higher starting December 1st, 2016. You should not be surprised N1000 that use to get you 3.2GB of data before will be history and will start to get you just 500MB.
However, one can call MTN’s 181 self-help service number now to listen to the announcement that will take effect from 1st of December.
What’s your take on this decision by NCC? Do you think it will make the nation better or is it the same old story?