The Affiliation of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) and the Nigerian Communication Fee (NCC) have threatened to extend telecommunication tariffs because of the present tariff regime’s lack of sustainability.
The considered growing the tariffs, Economic Confidential learnt was conceived in a latest stakeholders’ assembly. In a press release obtained by journalists lately, ALTON Chairman, Gbenga Adebayo, expressed the necessity for a value overview to align with the rising working prices confronted by operators.
He additionally highlighted the burden of 52 taxes imposed on operators nationwide below President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration.
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Every day Belief quoted Adebayo as emphasizing the urgency of addressing the Unstructured Supplementary Service Knowledge (USSD) money owed owed to telecom operators by Deposit Cash Banks (DMBs), which have amassed to N200 billion.
He acknowledged that these money owed have to be settled, and the affiliation wouldn’t hesitate to dam debtor banks from accessing their companies.
In response, the NCC Chairman, Dr Aminu Maida, assured Adebayo of the assist from stakeholders within the sector. He emphasised the significance of setting timelines for resolving the problems mentioned in the course of the assembly.
Maida additionally pledged his dedication to the expansion of the sector, aligning his actions with President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Agenda and the coverage tips outlined by the Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Financial system, Dr. Bosun Tijani.
Recognizing the telecom sector’s crucial position within the financial system, Maida urged operators to implement measures that will guarantee its sustainable development.