Price hike: Stop extorting Nigerians, PSM cautions DSTV, others
Pan African Students Movement, the progressive Students Movement (PSM) Nigeria Chapter, has cautioned MultiChoice in its move to increase price of it's packages on DSTV, insisting that the proposed action, is deliberate form of extorting Nigerians.
A statement issued and by signed Comr
PSM's Nigeria, Director, Research and Documentations, Kazzim Toheeb on behalf of Comrade Okereafor Bestman,
President, PSM NIG, suggested that the company should henceforth consider "PAY AS YOU VIEW", package for Nigerians.
PSM also called on the Federal government to invest massively in the Nigeria owned Startimes and revived it inline with International standard.
The statement reads: "The attention of the foremost Pan African Students Movement, The progressive Students Movement PSM Nigeria Chapter has been drawn to the decision of MultiChoice Nigeria in implementing yet another price increment across its DSTV packages with effect from May 1, 2023. This is coming barely one year after it announced and implemented a similar upward review of prices in April 2022.
The increment in the prices of the various DStv packages is between 16.3% to 18.6% and according to the company, the latest increment is as a result of various economic challenges confronting the business".
PSM added "As intellectuals we condemn in its entirety any form of increment as we consider it as a deliberately calculated stylish form of continuous extortion of Nigerians. We are suggesting the company should henceforth consider PAY AS YOU VIEW, just as it is obtainable in the power distribution companies, and service providers in Nigeria".
On the next line of action, PSM stated "We are equally calling on the Federal Government of Nigeria to consider massively investing in Nigeria owned Star times with a view of reviving it in line with international best practices.
We are calling on DSTV to as a matter of urgency review it’s proposed increment as it will be vehemently resisted by Nigerian Students".
PSM expressed dismay at the protracted crisis in Sudan, which, the body said has claimed many lives, condemning the attacks and killing of foreigners.
They called on the Federal government, through the Nigerian embassy in Khartoum to waste no further time in speedy evacuation of Nigerians from the country .
PSM stated "In another dimension we wish to express our dismay at the ongoing crisis in Sudan , which as claimed many lives in the last couple of days , we condemn the attacks and killing of other foreigner in the country , even as we are most concerned about the fate of Nigerian students in Sudan, in Lieu of this we are calling on the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Nigerian embassy in Khartoum to waste no further time In commencing the speedy evacuation from Nigerians from the country ".
PSM added "We implore our compatriots in Sudan to remain very law abiding, steadfast, vigilant and equally resist any form of attacks pending the time when they will evacuated from the crisis ridden country" .
The statement concluded, "Finally we are calling on the African Union to consider putting in place more proactive measures in tackling any form of renewed xenophobic attacks in Africa" .