Pantami extends deadline on reduction of data prices
The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami, has extended the deadline given to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), on the reduction of data prices in the country.
Dr Pantami had earlier issued a five-day ultimatum to the NCC to meet with other stakeholders with a view to reviewing downward prices of data in the country.
According to the minister, the decision is necessary due to complaints lodged by concerned Nigerians about the high cost of data compared with countries with lesser population.
However, according to a statement issued the Minister’s spokesperson, Uwa Suleiman, in Abuja on Saturday, NCC has since swung into action to ensure justice is done to Nigerians on the matter.
The statement added that the commission has risen up to the task and efforts are in top gear to carry out the Minister’s directives.