Lawmakers to set up committee to investigate Multichoice, others

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

The Nigerian House of Representatives has resolved to set up an ad-hoc committee to look into the payment plan of Multichoice, and other direct-to-home broadcast service providers to implement a Pay-As-You-Go Tariff Plan in the country.

The lawmakers came to the resolution at plenary Tuesday, March 17.

Reports say they expressed concerns that DSTV and other Direct-To-Home Service Providers have deliberately refused to implement the Pay-As-You-Go Tariff Plan.

The Federal legislators maintained that instead, these service providers rather charge users on a fixed monthly tariff plan, unlike what obtains in other economies around the world.

Representative Idem who raised the motion, informed lawmakers that DSTV operates a Pay-As-You-Go Tariff Plan in other countries but has chosen to exploit Nigerians through a fixed monthly plan.

Nigeria is the biggest market for DSTV and deserves to be treated better, he stated.

The motion was supported by lawmakers who described the action of DSTV as an abuse and unfair treatment to Nigerian consumers of the Pay TV services.

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