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General News of Friday, 31 December 2021


Telecoms services restored in Katsina

Gov Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State Gov Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State

Telecommunication services have been restored in all the 34 Local Government Areas of Katsina State.

An investigation revealed that the telecommunication services in the remaining seven LGAs including Jibia and Batsari were restored at midnight on Tuesday, December 28.

The Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari, had disclosed at a media parley on Tuesday, December 28 that telecommunication services in the remaining councils would be restored soon.

Many residents were only aware of the restoration on Wednesday, December 29. A community leader in Jibia, Gide Dahiru who confirmed the development, Dahiru lauded the government for the restoration of the telecommunication services.

Gide, who is the Chairman of Jibia People’s Forum, spoke in a phone chat with our correspondent on Friday, December 31.

He said, “The telecommunication services were restored on Tuesday, December 28, night but many people got to know only on Wednesday, December 29. We thank the Government for the step. The action would further assist in the growth of businesses in our various councils. It is a step that would also assist us in the efforts at curbing crimes in the state.”

Masari’s Special Adviser on Security, Ibrahim Ahmad was yet to respond to the SMS sent to him on the development.

The that telecommunication services were shut down in 17 council areas in September 2021 as part of the decision to tackle security challenges in the state.

Among the affected councils affected at the time were Sabuwa, Faskari, Dandume, Batsari, Danmusa, Kankara, Jibia, Safana, Dutsin-Ma, Funtua, Bakori, Malumfashi, Kurfi, and others.The access to telecommunications was later restored in 10 out of the 17 local government areas, on Thursday, December 9, 2021, leaving seven council areas, which were areas that suffered a high spate of banditry in the state.

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