Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has asked for the restoration of mobile networks only in Gusau, the state capital.
Naija News reported that in order to combat the menace of banditry in the state, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) had directed telecommunication companies to shut down their networks.
The governor also banned the selling of petrol in jerry cans, charging of phones on the roadside, and other measures to curb the insecurity issue in the state.
But in a statement on Friday, by his spokesman, Zailani Bappa, Governor Matawalle urged telecommunication providers to restore network service only in the state capital with effect from October 1.
Matawalle stated that the restoration of the service in Gusau was necessary following the success recorded in the fight against banditry.
The statement reads: “Governor Bello Mohammed (Matawallen Maradun, Shattiman Sakkwato, Barden Hausa) has directed for the restoration of telecommunications services within the state Capital of Gusau only with effect from today, Friday, 1st October, 2021.
“Government finds it necessary to ease the tight measure after the recorded success desired of it which has no doubt destabilized the syndicate of criminals terrorising the state leading to the successes recorded against them by the security operatives.
“Governor Matawalle promises that his administration will continue to closely monitor the unfolding developments and will announce further decisions of the Government on measures being taken appropriately.”
In other news, President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday boasted that he has done more for Nigeria and Nigerians in six years than any of his predecessors since 1999 have done.
Naija News reports Buhari came into power as a democratically elected leader in 2015 and before him, Nigeria has had three elected presidents since its return to democracy in 1999.
His predecessors in office were Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Alhaji Umaru Yar’Adua, and Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.
But Buhari during his early morning 61st independence day broadcast to Nigerians said he has done more than them within the six years he has been in power.
He submitted that despite meagre resources available, his administration has been able to record a lot of achievements, adding that he won’t relent on his efforts