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Senate to Probe DSTV Over Unreasonable Subscription Hikes


The Senate has instituted a probe into the activities of DSTV owned by the South African based Multichoice Africa, in Nigeria.

At the plenary session yesterday, the Senators expressed dissatisfaction over the services of the company when Senator Isah Hamma Misau (APC, Bauchi Central) sponsored a motion tagged, ” Unwholesome practices of Multichoice Nigeria (DSTV) and ordered the Committees on Information and Trade Investment to investigate and consider summoning the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and the Consumer Protection Council (CPC).

Senate President Bukola Saraki, noted that “we must play our role to ensure that we protect Nigerians and ensure that the best global practices are what is happening in our own country so I would want the committees as directed to look into the matter particularly to ensure that the CPC played the role they should play in ensuring that the rights of Nigerians are always protected.”

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He therefore asked the committees to report back within four weeks.

– Guardian

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