FG slashes data price by 50 percent

The Federal government has declared that the cost of data has been diminished by in excess of 50 percent.

The declaration which was made on Thursday December 10, came after the Nigerian Communications commission (NCC) was coordinated to set up measures with that impact. With the new order, the cost of information of 1GB has been decreased from 1000 naira to 487 naira starting from last November.

Priest of Communications and advanced economy, Dr Isa Ibrahim Pantami’s Technical Assistant, Mr Femi Adeluyi affirmed this in an explanation gave in Abuja on Thursday.

It read;

“The Honorable Minister had initiated a Committee that built up the Nigerian National Broadband Plan (2020-2025) on the sixteenth of December, 2019.

“The Plan was uncovered and dispatched by His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, on the nineteenth of March, 2020.

“One of the objectives of the Plan is to decrease the normal expense of 1GB of information to a limit of N390 by 2025.

“With the January 2020 benchmark of N1,000 per GB, the most extreme extended consistent diminishing for the finish of every year was as per the following: 2020 (N925), 2021 (N850), 2022 (N775), 2023 (N700), 2024 (N545) and 2025 (N390).

” In accordance with Dr Pantami’s obligation to under guarantee and over convey, the measures have made the current expense of information diminish altogether past the December 2020 projection of N925.

“In light of the Report by NCC, the normal expense of information as at November 2020 was N487.18, which adds up to 47.33% lower than the extended worth.

” The Report additionally demonstrates that the expense of information in November 2020 was under half of the expense of information in January 2020.

“The Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, through the NCC, will keep on guaranteeing that buyers appreciate a value system that underpins decency and is well disposed to buyers.

“Arrangements are set up to guarantee that administrators receive serious estimating that shuns unmerited edges. The overall population may likewise wish to take note of that grumblings about fast information exhaustion are additionally being examined.

” For additional enquiries, the Honorable Minister has coordinated NCC to react to all issues raised by our residents and clients.

“All hands will stay on deck to accomplish the objectives of the Broadband Plan as the Ministry regulates its usage in accordance with our National Digital Economy Policy for a Digital Nigeria.”

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