The Nigerian Senate has commenced debate on the proposed hike in the data fee in the country by the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC).
The Senate also ask the NCC to suspend the proposed data price hike pending the conclusion of investigation by committee on communication.
In tweet this morning by Senate President Bukola Saraki, he said: “We are now debating the proposed NCC data price hike on the floor of Senate.”
A group saddled with advocacy for Advancement, Development and sustenance of Democracy in Nigeria, Wailing Wailers, had on Tuesday, asked the Federal Government, the Nigerian Communication Commission, NCC, and Telecommunication companies to abort the planned increment of tariff on data services in the country. In a statement signed by its Ag, Usman Abubakar, it warned that such planned action would lead to rape of democracy and freedom of speech.