OIL SUBSIDY REMOVAL:GSM OPERATORS TO INCREASE TARIFF SOON
The ripple effects of the Oil subsidy removal will soon start to hit Nigerians harder as the telecom operators have said that subscribers should be expected to pay more for telecommunication services.
The chairman of Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), Mr. Gbenga Adebayo said this during a chat with News Agency of Nigeria;
“Reason being that even though the core of our power is generated by the use of diesel, all other support services are dependent on the PMS.
Therefore, with the increase in the cost of PMS, it is foreseen that it will also affect the cost of doing business, meaning that it will affect the cost of network operations as well.''
He reiterated that tariff will go up in States where cost of doing business is high due to issues of multiple taxes by government and its agencies.
“If this problem by government agencies should continue, we may start introducing some kind of discriminatory tariff to cushion the effect of those states where operators are made to pay a lot more in local taxes and levies for service provision''.