Senate Calls For Investigation Into Frequent Hike In Prices Of Bouquets, Canvasses For Pay-Per-View Module

The Senate on Wednesday, adopted a motion directing all pay television service providers to revert to the pay-per-view module instead of the mandatory monthly subscription.

 

Senator Abba Moro, representing Benue South Senatorial district, in a sponsored motion, “lamented the incessant hike in the price of various bouquets by the service providers, which he described as exploitative.”

 

 

Senator Abba Moro

 

While the subscription fee for DStv compact plus bouquet was earlier increased by 9.5 percent, from N10,925 to N12,000, Premium bouquet from N16,200 to N18,400 indicating a 13.6 percent hike, Multichoice, according to Moro, is again, considering increasing prices of various bouquets without a second thought on the economic hardships this may pose to subscribers.

 

Senator Moro therefore made it clear that Nigerians are angry about the incessant price hike, and thus, the need for legislative intervention.

 

With emphasis, the Senator said, there is no justification for the recent price hike.

 

Meanwhile, the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, as well as the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) as been asked to investigate the frequent price hikes in Multichoice bouquets and that of other service providers.

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