JUST IN: Nigeria crashes internet data cost by 50%

The Nigerian government says it has crashed the price of internet data by more than 50% following a directive that the Nigerian Communications commission, NCC, should put in place measures to that effect.

Accordingly, the price of data of 1GB has been reduced from 1000 naira to 487 naira beginning from last November 2020.

The Minister of Communications and digital economy Dr Isa Ibrahim Pantami says this was in line with the directive he gave to the regulatory agency (NCC) to put measures in place to reduce the average cost of data in the country.

“The average cost of 1GB of data has reduced from the January 2020 cost of N1,000 to N487.18 in November, 2020.

“This was based on a report by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) submitted to the Honourable Minister following the implementation of the directives,” Dr Pantami’s Technical Assistant, Mr Femi Adeluyi said in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja.

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  1. They are just playing on our intelligence,internet data is like a free commodity elsewhere in the world….But here they are fleecing us at will and then remove just something ,so that we can shout,yesss…as if they are doing us any big favour.

    If they are serious,they should drastically reduce it,to almost free or declare free zones,where Nigerians can go and obtain free internet services…may be like libraries,airports,government hotels,federal universities,hospitals etc.

    Then we would know that,they are really serious….to be populists.

    By the way,is internet data “garri for Xmas?”

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