Vector, hip hop artiste, has joined the fray of those criticising the federal government’s decision to increase data tariff.
The rapper, in an Instagram rant, said the government is destroying the future of Nigeria with its policies.
He noted that internet access is “almost free” in a lot of advanced countries adding that the Nigerian music industry has benefitted a lot from relatively priced data.
The rapper whose real name is Olanrewaju Ogunmefun, wrote in part: “Dear federal government, you have come a long way with your policies and rule. You have concerned yourself with nothing but the present hence making it look like the constitution has to be remixed and renamed “Your WILL” before your demise.
“Music has started to look better just because with data you can put up your craft be it music or painting or write ups or poems or comedy or pets or life to make people happy in a steady sinking world of frustrating conflicting governance and hustle.
“You have ignored the children you saw grow and focused on the ones from your sperm cells and ovulation that you aren’t seeing grow because they have been shipped off to “better grounds” for education.
“You have put your wives in other rooms BUT that of importance forgetting (if you married a good woman) they balance you when you go astray. You have failed to embrace the spirit and letter of the Almighty you worship be it any religion.
“You have failed the man you see in the mirror because he isn’t a beast or metaphysical being you don’t understand. No, He is the posterboy/girl for greed.
“You have forgotten how you felt when you were coming up but remember this; you will not forget how you fall. Your money, my bad, our money you take will shame you when you need it the most. The hustling are finding ways to be better but you just want to take from them without giving back.
“You focus on chasing thieves but never focus on securing the vault they steal from. In the history of our existence as a generation, we have never gotten levelled platforms to play as we have gotten with the internet.
“The people have become more exposed to business ideas, global news, information sharing from continent to continent between seconds. [Music] industry has gotten global awareness because of this.
“You concern yourself with your perceived negatives over the objective positives. You are killing the future of Nigeria. You are killing the future of Nigeria.
“Internet is almost free in a lot of “advanced” countries too. Be careful Nigeria… don’t ruin yourself,” Vector warned.
Meanwhile, Nigerians have been reacting to the directive given by Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) to increase data tariff.
NCC told mobile operators that the increased data tariff regime would begin December 1.
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