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Data, Call Rates Hike Imminent As States Raise Row Charge by zakim(m): 5:49am On Jan 15
The decision of some State governments to increase the Right of Way (RoW) charge for telecommunication lines by 1,200 percent may force the telecom operators to increase the prices of data and calls, sources have said. The Right of Way charges by states are in contradiction to the resolutions reached by the National Economic Council (NEC) in 2013.

NEC had set up a Committee comprising state governors and ministers to review multiple taxations in the telecommunications industry. The Committee after consultations harmonized the taxes applicable to broadband related activities. The Committee agreed to the uniform RoW charge of N145.00 per linear meter of fibre.

In October 2019, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, wrote to the Governors, drawing their attention to these resolutions and soliciting their support towards realizing the National Digital Economy by fast-tracking the deployment of broadband infrastructure to provide internet access across rural areas. Despite this, the state governments have gone ahead to increase the charges on Right of Way beyond N145.

A top official of one of the telecom companies told our reporter yesterday that the only option left for the operators is to increase call and data tariffs noting that the governments were insensitive to the plight of operators. Another operator who also spoke on condition of anonymity said gains of the telecoms sector were being reversed by overzealous officials.

Meanwhile, the minister yesterday frowned at the state governments’ disregard of the RoW charge agreement. “We received with dismay the decision of some states of the Federation to increase the Right of Way charges in disregard of the resolutions reached by the National Economic Council (NEC)’’, he said in a statement. He said it was disheartening that some states have decided to disregard these resolutions and have, in some cases, increased the RoW charges by over 1,200%.

This will no doubt, he said, impact negatively on the efforts being made by the Federal Government. “We are therefore calling on all State Governors, especially those that have made public their decisions to increase the RoW charges, to reconsider these decisions in the interest of Nigerians as well as for the socio-economic growth and development of the country. “We also draw their attention that these decisions, if implemented, will result in an increase in the costs of operations of the telecoms operators which will naturally be passed to the consumers,” Pantami said.
https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/telecom-lines-data-call-rates-hike-imminent-as-states-raise-row-charge.html

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Re: Data, Call Rates Hike Imminent As States Raise Row Charge by ybalogs(m): 6:20am On Jan 15
We dey wait
Re: Data, Call Rates Hike Imminent As States Raise Row Charge by meum: 6:20am On Jan 15
shocked
Re: Data, Call Rates Hike Imminent As States Raise Row Charge by helinues: 6:20am On Jan 15
Only in Nigeria unlimited data no dey pass on the 27th

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Re: Data, Call Rates Hike Imminent As States Raise Row Charge by Tajolo: 6:21am On Jan 15
Ok

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Re: Data, Call Rates Hike Imminent As States Raise Row Charge by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:21am On Jan 15
The decision of some State governments to increase the Right of Way (RoW) charge for telecommunication lines by 1,200 percent may force the telecom operators to increase the prices of data and calls, sources have said. 
Many illiterates and fools will leave their state governors and representatives to keep heaping all the blames on the President.
Same President that pays these governors BILLIONS and BILLIONS of Currency every month, just for their respective state to move forward.
Criminals blinded by hate for their nation.

Meanwhile, the minister yesterday frowned at the state governments’ disregard of the RoW charge agreement. “We received with dismay the decision of some states of the Federation to increase the Right of Way charges in disregard of the resolutions reached by the National Economic Council (NEC)’’, he said in a statement. He said it was disheartening that some states have decided to disregard these resolutions and have, in some cases, increased the RoW charges by over 1,200%. 

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Re: Data, Call Rates Hike Imminent As States Raise Row Charge by bignwa(m): 6:21am On Jan 15
Okay
Re: Data, Call Rates Hike Imminent As States Raise Row Charge by qanda: 6:21am On Jan 15
A kind of tit for tat?
Re: Data, Call Rates Hike Imminent As States Raise Row Charge by Innoxxacs: 6:22am On Jan 15
...
Re: Data, Call Rates Hike Imminent As States Raise Row Charge by ushmanny: 6:22am On Jan 15
No be una start am first
Re: Data, Call Rates Hike Imminent As States Raise Row Charge by ArcSEMPECJ(m): 6:23am On Jan 15
This country eeeh.......Buhari will come again 2023...


Lols,...best performing Fresident ever since Naija creation

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Re: Data, Call Rates Hike Imminent As States Raise Row Charge by nony43(m): 6:23am On Jan 15
Tax, Tax Tax, if you have money and wants to leave this country, gather here make we reason am

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Re: Data, Call Rates Hike Imminent As States Raise Row Charge by Horlayhemy(m): 6:24am On Jan 15
Guess 2020 is a year of taxation

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Re: Data, Call Rates Hike Imminent As States Raise Row Charge by nobsalis: 6:24am On Jan 15
Nawa Ooo
Re: Data, Call Rates Hike Imminent As States Raise Row Charge by Offpoint: 6:25am On Jan 15
Born free, tax till Death.

Of the numerous taxes they've been collecting effortlessly since the creation of Nigeria, we are yet to see any positive impact of the collected taxes.

These taxes collected so far is not reflecting in any sector of the country and yet more taxes are springing up daily.

Luggard, hope you're seeing this Where ever you are?

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Re: Data, Call Rates Hike Imminent As States Raise Row Charge by ArcSEMPECJ(m): 6:25am On Jan 15
MANNABBQGRILLS:

Many illiterates and fools will leave their state governors and representatives to keep heaping all the blames on the President.
Same President that pays these governors BILLIONS and BILLIONS of Currency every month, just for their respective state to move forward.
Criminals blinded by hate for their nation.


Bro, sorry , the head has collapsed long time ago as the mouth( Judiciary )...is a joke...
So forget the Governors who are learning from their master in Aso rock

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Re: Data, Call Rates Hike Imminent As States Raise Row Charge by piippa(m): 6:26am On Jan 15
Do you know the sharing Formula for allocation? Are you aware they the Federal Government keeps about 50 percent and share the remaining 50 percent among 36 States + FCT? Think twice.
MANNABBQGRILLS:

Many illiterates and fools will leave their state governors and representatives to keep heaping all the blames on the President.
Same President that pays these governors BILLIONS and BILLIONS of Currency every month, just for their respective state to move forward.
Criminals blinded by hate for their nation.

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Re: Data, Call Rates Hike Imminent As States Raise Row Charge by Taywon: 6:27am On Jan 15
Minimum wage retraction....
Re: Data, Call Rates Hike Imminent As States Raise Row Charge by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:27am On Jan 15
ArcSEMPECJ:



Bro, sorry , the head has collapsed long time ago as the mouth( Judiciary )...is a joke...
So forget the Governors who are learning from their master in Aso rock
We respect your view Mr Sempe!

Meanwhile,
Dat your suit na Baba o.
Na confirm wedding suit.
We dey always admire am from afar!
Sempe Suit!
wink

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Re: Data, Call Rates Hike Imminent As States Raise Row Charge by gaetano: 6:28am On Jan 15
Next level grin
Re: Data, Call Rates Hike Imminent As States Raise Row Charge by Ajibade123(m): 6:30am On Jan 15
Only God can help us they want to add to money for data again
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Re: Data, Call Rates Hike Imminent As States Raise Row Charge by xpmode(m): 6:33am On Jan 15
Where is the suit abeg
Re: Data, Call Rates Hike Imminent As States Raise Row Charge by Innoxxacs: 6:34am On Jan 15
nony43:
V
for v8 engine,
No reason am.

BTw,
when was the last time, you calculated your call charge after a call, Or
Check how many MB, used once a subscription expires gets exhausted? I believe they charge whatever pleases them Especially now everything is linked to the bank.

If they're charging them 1litre of fuel (145) or more for 1 linear meter, I hope the money realized is used judiciously and not, to starch a white Babariga and snap pictures



helinues:
Only in Nigeria unlimited data no dey pass on the 27th
Twenty what? Remove the 2 please, 0 or 1 will be understandable.

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Re: Data, Call Rates Hike Imminent As States Raise Row Charge by 9jayes: 6:35am On Jan 15
Ok, but some people can burn data on social media gaining nothing

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Re: Data, Call Rates Hike Imminent As States Raise Row Charge by adewumiopeyemi(m): 6:39am On Jan 15
Na wa oo
Re: Data, Call Rates Hike Imminent As States Raise Row Charge by Resrguru: 6:40am On Jan 15
Call and data rates in Nigeria are upwardly skewed when compared with other nations
Re: Data, Call Rates Hike Imminent As States Raise Row Charge by nanauju(f): 6:41am On Jan 15
sad
Re: Data, Call Rates Hike Imminent As States Raise Row Charge by LOVEGINO(m): 6:46am On Jan 15
nony43:
Tax, Tax Tax, if you have money and wants to leave this country, gather here make we reason am
where person see d money sef.

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Re: Data, Call Rates Hike Imminent As States Raise Row Charge by dalass(f): 6:55am On Jan 15
These Governors plus even the FG sha wants to frustrate Nigerians...
Imagine increasing the rates forright of way...which way?

More money to be siphoned by the greedy fools. While they increase the crushing burden on their citizensangry angry

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