Senator Ben Murray-Bruce says the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) ought to be reducing tariffs and not increasing it.
The “Common sense” senator, who stated this on Wednesday in his Facebook page said if the government wanted to raise revenue, it should tax what the rich mainly enjoys.
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I will fight against this data increase in the Senate. The NCC, as a regulator, should be directing that GSM firms reduce and not increase tariffs!! In my opinion, rather than direct GSM firms to hike rates, NCC should invest in free public wifi for the advancement of knowledge in Nigeria. It is very unjust for people whose fuel, power and GSM plans are paid for by the people to increase fuel, power and GSM plans for the people without increasing the minimum wage! If the government is desperate for money then they should tax something that mainly the rich enjoy. The money they are looking for can be gotten if they tax all Business and First Class tickets.
My name is Ben Murray-Bruce and I just want to make commonsense!
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