Subscribers under the aegis of the Association of Telephone , Cable TV and Internet Subscribers have rejected the proposed hike in monthly subscription to Pay TV during the coronavirus pandemic.
The group , in a letter to MultiChoice , expressed their displeasure at the plan to increase monthly DStv / GOtv tariff in Nigeria starting from June 1 .
The letter signed by the National President , ATCIS , Adesina Bilesanmi , and the Secretary to the Board of Trustees , Mrs Loris Anger , read in part, “We write on behalf of Board of Trustees , Elders Forum, Executives and entire members with over 185 million subscribers drawn from the six geopolitical zones .
“The above -named association, wish to notify you that , we say no to increase in monthly tariff DStv / GOtv subscription in Nigeria during COVID – 19 . We are the masses advocate and fight for positive change for the interest of the subscribers .”
The association said it was inaccurate to introduce a new tariff based on the new Value Added Tax of 7 .5 per cent .
According to the group , five per cent VAT has already been included in the previous tariff plan and the tariff increment should only be based on the additional 2 .5 per cent .