Minister of Communication Isa Pantami ordered Nigerian network providers to immediately stop unstructured supplementary service data deductions.
Pantami ile responding to public outrage over Twitter’s fees, said the ministry was unaware of the network providers ‘ sudden plan to charge users for USSD transactions.
He said, “We have directed Nigerian Communication Commission to ask MTN to suspend the plan.
“We are not aware of it officially. We will investigate and make sure the right thing is done.”
Reportedly, MTN Nigeria had sent customers a message notifying them of its plan to deduct N4.00 per USSD payment.