The House of Representatives yesterday
passed a resolution aimed at compelling MultiChoice Nigeria, a Pay-TV
service provider to adopt the “ pay as you go” payment package option.
House of Representatives yesterday passed a resolution aimed at
compelling MultiChoice Nigeria, a Pay-TV service provider to adopt the
pay as you go payment package option.
Adopting a motion moved by
Mr. Abbas Tajudeen at the plenary presided by the Deputy Speaker, Mr.
Sulaimon Yussuff Lasun, the House mandated its Committee on
Telecommunications to interface with the Nigerian Communications
Commission (NCC), the Consumer Protection Council and the MultiChoice to
address concerns expressed by Nigerians over the planned increase in
the prices of the various bouquet on offer on its Digital Satellite
Lasun directed the committee to report back to
the House in eight weeks for further legislative action.Tajudeen
maintained that the ever increasing prices of the various bouquet on
offer by MultiChoice and its refusal to offer a Pay as you go package
option on its bouquet is causing a financial strain on its subscribers.
lawmaker observed that it has been the practice for the company to
increase the prices of its various packages almost on a yearly basis,
noting that in 2013 the monthly subscription increased by 7-10 per cent;
in 2014 by 10-15 per cent and in 2015 by 10-22per cent, and just
recently, the company sent a notification of another price increase with
effect from May 1, 2017.