Mainlanders and other Lagos residents are furious after the announcement of a 5% increment on all its DSTV and GOTV packages which will take effect from May 2017.
This announcement was made on Sunday , March 31 2017 , with the company saying that with the tanking of naira and runaway inflation it is forced to increases prices.
Mainlanders however have expressed their dismay over the announced price hike , and are venting on social media. Some have called for a boycott of the service.
With the new rate ,the compact plus DSTV subscribers will pay N9,900 instead of the current N9,420, While the compact subscribers will pay N 6,300 instead of N6,OO0
Meanwhile, for the GOTV Value and GOTV Lite bouquets, the new rates are N1,300 and N1,450, against the current rates of N1,200 .
Following the announcement, member of the House of Representatives have moved to impose the ‘pay as you go’ option on multichoice satellite television.
The House in plenary mandated the committees on Ethics, Values and National Orientation, Telecommunications to interface with Nigerian Communications Commission, (NCC) the Consumer Protection Council and the Multichoice Satellite Television Company to address these concerns and report back within 8weeks for further legislative action.