Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo SAN, has called on DSTV and Star Times to ease the pains of Nigerians in this lockdown period by giving them free extension on their current subscriptions.
He made the call in a series of tweets on his verified Twitter account @fkeyamo, on Monday.
He tweets,” 1. 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 the major telecommunication companies in Nigeria to give out some tokens of airtime and data in a bid to ease the pains of Nigerians and to help them stay connected to their loved ones in this trying times.
The minister tweets further,”2. 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.