The House of Representatives ad hoc Committee investigating non-implementation of pay-as-you-go (PAYU) package by DStv and other satellite providers in the country has assured Nigerians of justice.
Chairman of the ad hoc committee, Unyime Idem, gave the assurance while addressing journalists on Tuesday in Abuja after the inauguration of the committee by the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila.
Idem, also Deputy Chairman, House Committee on Communication, representing Ukanafun/Orukanam Constituency of Akwa-Ibom, said the matter before the committee affected the vast majority of Nigerians.
“As chairman of this ad hoc committee, I want to assure Nigerians that their interest will be protected.
“When I moved the motion on the floor of the house, I stated that the business of this nature, the customers should be given the right to choose what they want.
“We have interacted with Nigerians and what they want is pay-as-you-go so that when they are out in their respective locations, their subscriptions can be there and they will make use of it when they return.
“We are here to defend our constituents who happen to be the consumers; based on the inauguration today, I can tell Nigerians that justice will be done at the end of the day,” he said.
This is not the first time we will be hearing this from the legislators but subscribers would be elated to see this coming through. One of the major factors that may be of great obstacle to the proposal is the country’s epileptic power supply, which will seriously impact negatively on MultiChoice ‘s revenue.
Earky last year, the MultiChoice CEO said Subscribers wish to pick up only the channels they watch across Africa cannot work.
The model has failed because subscribers ended up paying more for the same number of channels available to them… and it is the reason why MultiChoice bundles television packages in a few bouquets.
For Nigerians, if PAYU on MultiChoice DStv eventually sees the light of the day in the country, it will surely be a great relief. What do you think?