Unlike the US, Nigeria doesn't have a developed land line network, and many geographic locales lack basic utilities such as food and water, rendering wireless communication a safety necessity. The government is giving the carriers several weeks to pay the fines to avoid further fines imposed on them. Officials are also requiring carriers to improve the country's wireless network infrastructure to help mitigate the need to impose such fines in the future.
Do you support the government getting involved with wireless carrier coverage and quality? What do you think would be the result in the US if the government here levied fines on our national carriers for not addressing areas of poor coverage and dropped calls?