Tribunal orders a stay of action over Multi-choice notice on increased subscription charges

A Competition and Consumer Protection Tribunal (CCPT) sitting in Abuja, has restrained Multi-choice Nigeria Limited from increasing its tariffs and cost of products and services scheduled to begin on the 1st of May.

The three-member tribunal, presided over by Saratu Shafii, gave the interim order on Monday following an ex-parte motion moved by Ejiro Awaritoma, counsel for the applicant, Festus Onifade.

In its ruling, the tribunal restrained multi-choice from going ahead with the impending price increase; pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice filed before it.

It also directed all parties in the suit to appear before the tribunal on the 7th of May for the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.