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Adebayo Shittu,  Minister of Communications, has claimed he is unaware of the move by the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, directing telecommunications companies to increase data tariff, effective from December 1.


Shittu while speaking on the Fact File on Raypower FM on Wednesday, November 30 said he got to know of the development the same way Nigerians did.

He argued that he was not involved in the decision process, was not party or privy to it.

Responding to the query of the move was to stifle social media, Shittu, however, assured that despite not being privy to it, he was certain that it was not political.

“There are reasons for what they have done, the reasons I’m sure will not be political, the reason will be more of logistics and all of that and as you have requested me to do I will do that.

“But I want to say that I was not privy to it, I was not party to it, government never gave any such instruction and the government as the representative of the people never have done that – that the voice of Nigerians must be muscled,” he said.

Shittu assured that the government was doing everything to protect the rights and privileges of Nigerians, and promised that Nigerians won’t be held hostage by a telecoms mafia.

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  1. This is sheer incompetence and ridiculously stupid.

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  2. Imagine such crucial step taken without the knowledge of a WHOLE minister of information. That's bbullshait. Him self no dey informed

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  3. how did buhari pick this type of minister,,, mater which every Nigerian know this man is saying he knows nothing about it ,,,this man is bringing shame to our party of change abi saying and denialying is the change where baba promise us

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  4. Hahahaha! ...na Jonathan and PDP 16 yrs cause am because they did not inform the minister about the data increase. It is a shame.
    Why won't people and like this and their useless clueless party and government run Nigeria into deeper mess and recession.

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  5. If you are not briefed before making it public then you are not competent to be in that office. Common man on the street knew that there was a plan to increase the tariff. As the coordinating minister of information in the country, you cann't claim that you did not know about it. Sir minister, when you eventually heard, what did you do?

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