The Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, has told the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, to work out modalities to reduce the price of data in the interest of Nigerians.
Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, the Minister in charge of the ministry, stated this on Tuesday at a meeting with stakeholders in the industry in Abuja.
According to the minister, his office has been inundated with complaints from concerned Nigerians about the high cost of data by telecommunication companies in the country
The minister mandated the management of the NCC led by its Board Chairman, Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye to, with immediate effect, resolve the issue.
According to him, ”I am urging the management of NCC to work towards reducing the price of data in Nigeria. It is too costly and people are complaining every day.
“If you go to other countries, even countries that are not as largely populated as Nigeria, data prices are not this high.
“I am also a victim of some of the infractions that are so common in the industry.
“You load your data, but you barely used 20 percent of it and the entire data is wiped off.”