Nigeria’s Minister of Communication, Mr Adebayo Shittu, speaking on Wednesday on RayPower FM’s Fact File programme disclosed that the Federal Government never gave any directive to telecommunications operators in the country to increase prices of data from Thursday, December 1, 2016 as claimed.
The Minister said he was never consulted before the announcement was made. He stressed that the government did not authorise the operators to raise the tariffs.
He assured Nigerians that the government would look into the matter and continue to protect their interests.
He said; “I can tell you that I was never a party to it (data tariff hike). Government never gave any such instruction. This government believes in democratic process and we would continue to protect the interest of Nigerians. I can assure you we would do that (protect interest of Nigerians),”.