Vice chairman of the senate committee on communication, Senator Solomon Adeola, has debunked a report in a national newspaper that the senate has approved a proposed data hike by the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC).
“Our attention has been drawn to a publication with the misleading title ‘Senate Okays Data Price Hike, says NCC Acted in national Interest’ in a national daily insinuating that the Senate through its Committee on Communications sanctioned data price increase by telecommunications service providers during an oversight visit to the Nigerian Communication Commission,” said a statement signed by Kayode Odunaro, the media adviser to Sen. Adeola.
The senator said the report was false as it reflected the opposite of what actually transpired during the briefing by NCC Executive Vice Chairman, Professor Umaru Dambatta.
According to the statement, Senator Adeola commended the NCC for its achievements in recent times and said that its decision to suspend the proposed data hike following public outcry was in the national and peoples’ interest.
He also commended the commission for its prompt responses to senate inquiries on the matter and other related issues and its promise to undertake further scientific study on the data hike issue.