Coronavirus: Keyamo urges DStv, StarTimes to give Nigerians one-month free subscription

Festus Keyamo

Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has called on direct broadcast satellite service providers in Nigeria to give subscribers one-month free access as part of efforts to reduce the effect of the lockdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Mr Keyamo stated this on Monday in several tweets.

He wrote: “As one of the ministers entrusted with the welfare of Nigerian workers, I politely urge @DStvNg & @StarTimes_Ng to extend all EXISTING subscriptions by at least one month, free-of-charge, as their own contribution to ease the pains of Nigerian workers at this time of lockdown.”

He also urged telecommunications firm in the country to consider giving free airtime and data to their customers.

“I would also urge @MTNNG @9mobileng @AirtelNigeria @GloWorld to consider giving Nigerians some token airtime & data to ease their pains & to ensure that communication with individuals & authorities is ensured in cases of emergencies, especially when toll-free numbers are busy,” he said.

The minister tweeted on March 26 that God allowed the ravaging virus to afflict man in order to bring humanity back to him.