Governor Aminu Masari-led government of Katsina State has fulfilled its promise to restore telecommunication services in all the 34 Local Government Areas of the state.
Naija News understands that telecommunication services were shut down in 17 council areas of the state in September 2021 as part of the government’s move to curb activities of bandit terrorists in the state.
The affected councils at the time were Sabuwa, Faskari, Dandume, Batsari, Danmusa, Kankara, Jibia, Safana, Dutsin-Ma, Funtua, Bakori, Malumfashi, Kurfi, and others.
Subsequently, access to telecommunications was restored in 10 out of the 17 local government areas, on December 9, 2021, leaving seven council areas.
The seven LGAs left out were areas that suffered a high spate of banditry in the state, Naija News understands.
However, on Tuesday while speaking with reporters at the State Government House, Governor Masari said that the telecom network would be restored in the remaining LGAs.
Reports reaching us at Naija News today confirmed that residents of the remaining seven LGAs including Jibia and Batsari woke up to the availability of network connections on Wednesday morning as the services were restored at midnight on Tuesday while they were asleep.
Confirming the development on Friday, the Chairman of Jibia People’s Forum, Gide Dahiru told newsmen that “The telecommunication services were restored on Tuesday night but many people got to know only on Wednesday. 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.
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