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Reps promise Nigerians pay-per-view tariff will be implemented

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The chairman of the House of Representatives ad hoc Committee on pay-per-view tariff, Rep Unyime Idem, has assured Nigerians that they are committed to abolishing indiscriminate charges by satellite service providers.

Idem stated this on Friday while addressing newsmen at the National Assembly complex in Abuja.

He revealed that a bill to compel service providers to implement pay-per-view, has passed second reading in the house.

When passed into law, the bill would expand the powers of the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to ensure the implementation of pay-per-view tariff.

“I want to assure Nigerians that after the passage of the bill, the issue of indiscriminate price increase even when Nigerians do not expect and service not consumed will be a thing of the past.

“I want to appeal to Nigerians to be patient and hopeful as the bill will soon come up for third reading,” he said.

Idem, also the Deputy Chairman, House Committee on Communication, assured that the bill would break the monopoly currently witnessed in the sector.

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