Worried by the growing cost of data and alleged poor services rendered by mobile network operators in the country, the Association of Telephone, Cable TV and Internet Subscribers of Nigeria has threatened to stage a protest against high data prices and poor quality of services offered by network operators in the country.
The association further criticized the service providers for refusing to slash prices of data in line with the directive from the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami.
In a statement signed by its Association's National President, ‘Sina Bilesanmi, alleged that the service providers had been milking Nigerians using their services in diverse ways.
He stressed that Nigerians were paying for the operators’ inefficiency, poor facilities and systematic dilapidation of services that often times necessitated epileptic service provision, thereby making smooth communication impossible.
The association reiterated its support for the directive of the honourable minister compelling the telecommunications service providers to reduce the prices of data offered to subscribers in the country.
The group in its statement threatened to mobilize all its members for appropriate actions against the service providers.