The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy in Nigeria, Mr. Isa Pantami, has said data subscription prices were reduced by 50 per cent in 2020 in line with federal government directives.
This was revealed in a statement titled
Current Cost Of Data Reduced To Less Than 50% Of January 2020 Cost
The statement reads
The average cost of 1GB of data has reduced from the January 2020 cost of N1,000 to N487.18 in November, 2020.
Policies are in place to ensure that operators adopt competitive pricing that eschews unjustifiable margins. The general public may also wish to note that complaints about rapid data depletion are also being investigated.
This was based on a report submitted by the Nigerian Communications Commission to the minister (Pantami) following the implementation of the directives.
The government inaugurated a committee that developed the Nigerian National Broadband Plan (2020-2025) on December 16, 2019. The plan, which was launched by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), in March 2020, aimed to reduce the average cost of 1GB data to a maximum of N390 by 2025.