House Of Reps Reject New StarTimes Price Hike


The House of Representatives on Tuesday rebuffed a raise in prices of StarTimes satellite TV bouquet.

A House’ Ad hoc Committee on Pay-As-You-Go, headed by Rep. Unyime Idem(Akwa-Ibom-PDP), described the increment as “unacceptable”and, insisting that it must be “reviewed downwards”.

Idem explained that the increment, which is between 30 and 31 percent was not tenable as Nigerians are facing harsh economic climate and consequently gave the management two weeks to review downward the prices.

He gave an order saying, “We will give you sometime to go back to the management and look at the increment as it relates to the 2.5 percent VAT increment, then come back to the committee. What you have done is between 30 and 31 percent. But for this particular increase, we will not accept it.”

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