Gov Masari lifts ban on network shutdown in 10 of 17 LGA’s in Katsina

Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello Masari has written to the Nigerian Telecommunications Commission (NCC) seeking that telephone services be restored in ten of the 17 Local Government Areas affected by the ban, which was imposed four months ago.

Abdu Labaran Malumfashi, the State Governor’s Director General of Media, revealed this in a press statement given to DAILY POST in the early hours of Friday.

Kurfi, Dutsinma, Matazu, Musawa, Malumfashi, Dandume, Bakori, Funtua, Kafur, and Danja are among the ten local government areas where the prohibition has been revoked, according to Labaran.

Telecom services, however, are still prohibited in the following seven local governments: Faskari, Sabuwa, Batsari, Safana, Kankara, Danmusa, and Jibia, according to him.

According to Labaran, the state government, “decided to suspend the ban in the ten local governments as a result of the return to near normalcy, even as efforts have remained on the front burner to ensure maximum return of peace in every part of the state.”

Recently, the Commissioner of Police and Chairman of the Implementation and Enforcement Committee on Security Challenges in the state, CP. Sanusi Buba, in a statement made available by the spokesman of the command, Superintendent Gambo Isah, said the government has soft pedalled on the ban on sales of small ruminants such as goats and sheep in markets across the State.

Precisely, on the 31st of August, 2021, Governor Masari, considering the rising security challenges in the state, signed into law, a ‘Security Challenge Containment Order’ to address the menace.

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