NCC denies telecoms shutdown in Katsina, affirms Zamfara's

Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta

Danbatta, NCC Vice Chairman

For Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), what is good for Zamfara is not good for Katsina, as it refuted a report it has ordered telecoms shut down in Katsina state.

The NCC had announced the same measure in neighbouring Zamfara.

Both Zamfara and Katsina, President Buhari’s home state, are plagued by a wave of banditry and kidnapping.

Alhaji Abdu Labaran, the Director General (DG) media to Gov. Aminu Masari debunked the story that Katsina would be slammed with a telecom shutdown.

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Labaran said the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, who spoke to the state government, dismissed the story as false.

“He added that the purported letter trending on social media was a cloned version of the one sent to Zamfara State.” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the NCC had in a recent letter ordered a total shutdown of telecom sites in Zamfara state, in reaction to the lingering security challenges.

According to Labaran, Danbatta had advised that the trending news suggesting a similar action would be effected in Katsina state should be disregarded, as it did not emanate from the commission