Senate President, Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, on
Tuesday, warned Multichoice Nigeria not to dare
Nigeria by going ahead to hike the tariffs of its
products while the matter is yet being investigated.
The Senate President said no foreign country under
any guise should take Nigeria for granted.
His stern warning was at the backdrop of
complaints lodged at the upper legislative Chamber,
leading to resolutions that there should be no price
hike and that it should as well revert to pay-per tv
Inaugurating a seven-member adhoc Committee of
the Senate headed by the Senate Deputy Chief
Whip, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, Lawan said the
Committee which was set up on Wednesday, 30th
April, 2022, should investigate tariff hike by the
Multichoice pay TV service provider, DStv.
He said Nigeria had places for foreign investment,
but wasn’t an invitation to breach its laws, insisting
that there were enough laws to punish erring foreign
He maintained that Consumers would be protected
at all cost, while he urged Multichoice to stay
action on increase in tariff untill after the outcome
of Senate investigative Committee, adding that the
setting up of the Committee was in consonance
with parliamentary rules.
“Meanwhile, stay action. No increase. And that is to
say don’t dare our country. No increase in tariffs,”
the Senate President warned.
“When the legitimate interests of our people are
threatened, we are supposed to ensure that we
“It has been the practice of many companies,
especially foreign companies operating in Nigeria
to treat the Nigerian consumers of their products in
a different way and manner that is not consistent
with global best practices,” he said.