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General News of Friday, 10 December 2021


Governor restores telecom services in 10 out of 17 LGAs in Kastina

The governor of Katsina state, Aminu Masari The governor of Katsina state, Aminu Masari

The governor of Katsina state, Aminu Masari, has directed that the suspension of telecommunication services in seven out of 17 local government areas of the state be lifted.

PM News reports that the governor in a statement released by his media aide, Abdu Laraban said the ban which was enforced about four months ago be lifted.

The statement also said that the governor had in a letter written to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) called for the restoration of networks in the affected areas of the state.

The affected 10 LGAs are: Kurfi, Dutsinma, Matazu, Musawa, Malumfashi, Dandume, Bakori, Funtua, Kafur and Danja. Masari said: “Those not affected by the planned restoration of the services are Faskari, Sabuwa, Batsari, Safana, Kankara, Danmusa and Jibia."

The governor said that the state government had passed a crime prevention order which prohibited the use of some roads in the affected areas. The order also prohibited the transportation of firewood across communities and local government areas of the state.

He said: “Sale of all categories of animals and the total closure of some major markets in the affected places as well as the sale of motorcycles in the affected markets."