Yesterday it was reported that the Federal government was through the NCC planning to hike up the price of internet data making it more expensive for Nigerians to subscribe to the internet.

This was seen as a very bad move as coming at a time when most Nigerians are buckling under the strain of a recession, to have to deal with another price hike just seemed mean in the extreme.

It is now being reported that the Nigerian Senate has halted the planned hike in data price. 

They stated in a series of tweets that the proposed increase by the NCC is an irresponsible act which will only further intensify the plight of the masses.







According to reports circulating in the media, the recent directive by the NCC to the five telecommunications operators in the country to increase their data tariff is to allow small operations and new entrants acquire market share and specific profitability.

The proposed hike has generated a lot of condemnation as the masses have started to lament about the insensitivity of the NCC especially with the current economic challenges. It will be interesting to see where this story turns again in the near future. We will of course keep you posted on events as they happen.