Reps Tell Minister to Intervene in DStv, GOtv Tariff Hike

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By Bliss Okperan

The House of Representatives has asked that the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Mr Bosun Tijani, intervene in, halt and reverse the increase in the DSTV/GOTV tariffs by MultiChoice Nigeria.

A member of the House, Mr Umar Ajilo, moved the motion on Tuesday on the floor, saying the prevailing economic hardship has made it difficult for subscribers to meet up with the increment.

Recall that earlier this month, MultiChoice Nigeria introduced new rates for its DSTV and GOTV packages in the country, blaming rising costs of business operations for its action.

“On Monday, November 6, 2023, we will adjust our prices across all our packages on DStv and GOTV.

“We understand the impact this change may have on our valued customers and partners, but the rise in the cost of business operations has led us to make this difficult decision.

“It remains our mission to provide the best entertainment and viewing experience to our valued customers and are committed to continue to deliver high-quality content and unparalleled service to our customers,” the statement from the pay-TV provider said.

Business Post reports that the firm raised the DSTV premium package from N24,500 to N29,500, the Compact Plus from N16,600 to N19,800, the Compact package moved from N10,500 to N12,500, the Confam bouquet rose from N6,200 to N7,400, and the Yanga package increased to N4,200 from N3,500.”

For the GOtv Supa Plus package, it went up to N12,500 from N10,500, the Supa jumped to N7,600 from N6,400, the Max package moved up to N5,700 from N4,850, the GOtv Jolli subscription went up to N3,950 from N3,300, the GOtv Jinja rose from N2,250 to N2,700, and the GOtv Smallie package increased from N1,100 to N1,300.

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