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Legislators investigate Broadcast Digital Satellite Television Service Providers

The House of Representatives has constituted a ten-man ad-hoc committee to interface with Broadcast Digital Satellite Television Service Providers to Introduce Pay as You Go Tariff Plan in the country.

The decision followed a motion adopted by the House on the need to call on Multichoice Digital Satellite Television (DSTV) and Other Service Providers to Introduce the Pay as You Go Tariff Plan.

Presenting the motion, Mr. Unyime Idem disclosed that Nigeria constitutes 40 percent of DSTV’s global market share, yet over 40 percent of the citizens do not use a greater part of their paid monthly tariff due to their daily engagements.

Contributing to the debate, Mr. Aminu Suleiman from Kano State said the government should put a stop to the exploitation of Nigerians by Satellite Television providers by ensuring service providers put in place a pay as you watch plan.

House observed that DSTV and other Service Provider operates a Pay As You Go Tariff Plan in other countries, but have chosen to exploit Nigerians through a fixed monthly Tariff Plan.

Source: Voice of Nigeria