According to the Katsina State Government, the suspension of telecom services is still in place in seven of the 17 LGAs that were previously affected.
This was revealed in a statement delivered to journalists on Friday in Katsina by Alhaji Abdu Labaran, Director-General Media to Governor Aminu Masari.
“Governor Masari has written to the Nigerian Telecommunications Commission (NCC), requesting it to restore telephone services in ten of the 17 LGAs affected by the ban, which came into force about four months ago.
“The affected 10 LGAs are: Kurfi, Dutsinma, Matazu, Musawa, Malumfashi, Dandume, Bakori, Funtua, Kafur and Danja.
“Those not affected by the planned restoration of the services are Faskari, Sabuwa, Batsari, Safana, Kankara, Danmusa and Jibia,” Masari said.
He recalled that the state government had issued a crime prevention order that had caused telephone services in 17 local government areas to be suspended.
The order also forbade the usage of several routes in the affected districts, as well as the shipment of firewood inside the state, according to him.
“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.
“The order also had restricted the use of commercial motorcycles and tricycles from 10p.m to 5.30 a.m throughout the state, among others.
“The decision by the government to suspend the ban in the 10 affected LGAs is 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,” he disclosed.
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