Yesterday, the Nigerian Senate said it will investigate Multichoice Nigeria, owners of DSTV, over alleged unwholesome practices, unreasonable subscription hikes across their various bouquets, which have led to growing public complaints and petitions.
Adopting a two-prayer motion moved by Senator Isah Misau (APC Bauchi Central) titled “Concern on Unwholesome Practices by Multichoice Nigeria,” (DSTV), the Senate directed the Committees on Information and Trade and Investment to investigate and consider summoning the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and the Consumer Protection Council (CPC).
Committee on Information was also mandated to organise a public hearing for all stakeholders including relevant civil societies to foster a way forward. Senate President Saraki, said: “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.” He therefore asked the committees to report back within 4 weeks.
Source : Gist Arena