Nigeria’s NCC suspends data price increase


The Nigerian Communications Commission on Wednesday announced the immediate suspension of the new minimum pricing template for data services by mobile operators.

The new rate, which would have led to price increase in data for some Nigerians, was scheduled to take effect from December 1.

The NCC said the decision is to allow for further consultation.

The NCC’s decision comes a few hours after the Senate ordered a stop to the planned increase.

Details later.


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  • Let me warn you

    NCC & MTN should be careful

  • Kevin Peter

    The DG of NCC should equally resign with immediate effect for trying to implement anti-people policy.

  • Olori Magege

    Is NCC manned by Nigerians for Nigerians or are they alien to the economic bites in the country?

  • Mohd Sageer

    Weldone nigerian Senate……. this is the beauty of democracy

  • thusspokez

    The new rate, which would have led to price increase in data for some Nigerians, was scheduled to take effect from December 1.

    What a paradox that an organisation set up to promote the Nigerian communications industry and who should be fighting to improve the industry and keep price as low as possible — to increase the use — is the one introducing the price increase.

    • Dazmillion

      Its called Nigerian confusion

  • Wakawaka

    It is shameful for a regulator to be more concerned about a so-called “level-playing field” for a few thieving operators than the welfare of millions of hungry consumers it was set up to protect. It’s Nigeria after all!

  • Obinna

    I just can’t understand how we got it so wrong as a people. How is it NCC statute to direct network providers to raise tariff. And to the point of issuing a directive with a deadline? Who are these people? Whose interests are they protecting? How much exchanged hands? Nigeria! Nigeria! Nigeria! How many times did l call you?

  • Man_Enough

    It’s all Shittu’s handiwork. The man is a triangular peg in a round hole. What amazes me is why such a banal individual should be left in that position for so long.

  • blueeyedkitten

    who f king care!

  • easyman16

    Nigeria as a country does not have a sound government that protects the citizens what we have is frustrated thieves that can even bring in outsiders to join him or her to defraud and steal from the citizen