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‘Don’t take us for granted,’ Senate President warns Multichoice over tariff hike

Lawan suggested the company to not increase the tariff whereas the matter is being investigated.

The Senate President stated this whereas inaugurating a seven-member ad hoc committee, headed by Senate Deputy Chief Whip Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, to look into the matter.

He emphasised that international operators mustn’t take Nigeria for granted.

In a press release by his Special Adviser (Media), Ola Awoniyi, on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, the Senate President stated sternly warned MultiChoice to not dare the Federal Government.

No operator should take us for granted. We imply business. We want you to be right here. Nigeria always offers the climate for you to do your businesses, however don’t abuse the legal guidelines of our nation.

“Our customers listed below are people who are harmless and we’re ready to guard them.

“In the meantime, keep action. No increase. No increase. And that’s to say don’t dare our nation. No increase in tariffs,” he stated.

In the meantime, a Competition and Consumer Protection (CCP) tribunal sitting in Abuja has restrained MultiChoice Nigeria Limited from growing its tariffs

The tribunal has additionally adjourned the listening to in its jurisdiction to entertain a suit filed towards MultiChoice Nigeria by a lawyer, Festus Onifade, and the Coalition of Customers of Nigeria to May 5, 2022.

The three-member tribunal contains Sola Salako Ajulo, Ibrahim El-Yakubu and Thomas Okosun, who’s the pinnacle of the tribunal.

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