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COVID-19: FG Implores Telcos to Reduce the Prices of Data and Call Rates for Nigerians

For the past few days, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has approached all Pay Subscription Broadcasters in Nigeria to decode every single neighborhood channel on their bunch in this critical time and it yields nothing up till this moment. Likewise, Nigeria’s minister of communications has made a passionate plea to telecommunications companies

Dr. Isa Pantami implored telecoms service providers to reduce the prices of data and call rates as the country fights COVID-19. This is coming after many Nigerians took to Twitter to ask telecoms service providers to give out freebies.

Since many Nigerians have been restricted to their homes following the lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, a good number of people took to Twitter with #freedata to urge telecom companies to provide free packages, but MTN and Airtel only tried to give free SMS to all customers. You can check the details of it here.

The minister also demanded improved quality of service provided as well as checking the illegal deduction of subscribers’ data.

In such a time like this, it is not every Nigerian that can afford 1GB data as hard-up people cannot even continue feeding themselves during this coronavirus.

We hope that this COVID-19 dilemma ended in the universe very soon, stay safe!

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