House of Representatives has declared that issue of DSTC is a Nigerian Project, stating that mplementation of Pay As You GO Tariff by DSTV and others is a no going back.
Speaking on the matter, the Chairman of the House of Representatives Adhoc committee Hon Unyime Idem explained that the public hearing became necessary due to the high charges introduced in Nigeria by DSTV.
According to him, “We have already taken a decision that Pay As You Go implementation by DSTV and other Satellite TV providers is no going back. We only called you (Management of Nigeria Broadcasting Commission) to rob minds so we get to know what it takes to let the PAYG happen”.
He said, “Nigerians have spoken to us. Ever since this Committee was set up, we have received lots of memos and calls everywhere.
” The challenge Nigerians have thrown at us is that they need Pay As You Go Tariff no matter what it will take. Have it at the back of your mind that we are not here for academic exercise but to ensure we get PAYG tariff implemented.
That is the duty we owe the people we represent. So do not think that with the challenges you have mentioned, we need to wait a little longer, no. You must find a way to surmount these challenges; liaise with Consumer Protection Council, the Service Providers, other relevant agencies and negotiate the best possible and pocket friendly rate that will be favorable to Nigerians. Be reminded that Pay As You Go for Nigerians is no going back. It is a project”
The chairman of the committee, addressing Prof. Amstrong Idachaba, Acting DG of NBC during Investigative Hearing on non-Implementation of Pay As You Go Tariff by DSTV and other Service Providers in Abuja