Telecommunication Services are to be restored in 13 Local Government Areas of Zamfara State as a result of due process according to the state government.
It could be recalled that, the state governor, Bello Muhammad Matawalle has on 27th November, 2021 during State congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) announced the immediate restoration of Telecommunications Services in all parts of the state which is yet to be restored after 5 days of the pronouncement.
However, the state government through the Commissioner of Information, Malam Ibrahim Magaji Dosara said, the directive is on cinvolved.
“These include the legal procedure of drafiting and signing of the executive order permitting the restoration, the survey of the current security situation in each of the 14 local government areas to ascertain the type of arrangements to be put in place after the restoration of the telecommunications networks”
“The request for the restoration from the Minister of Communications and NCC which must be nacked up with the security reports and other bureaucratic procedures involved” He explained
The Commissioner noted that, the state government pleads with the good and law abiding people of the state to exercise more patience, as all the processes are on course.
Adding that, Zamfara State Attorney General and Commissioner for justice has given the assurance that the executive order is almost completed and will soon be forwarded to His Excellency for signing.
In the same vein, security situation reports from various communities and local government areas are being compiled for onward submission to the Honourable minister of Communications and digital economy along with our letter of request.
Zamfara State government has on 3rd September, 2021 shutdown all Telecommunication Services in the state and restored the services in Gusau the state Capita on the 1st October, 2021 while that of the remaining 13 Local Government Areas remain closed.
Meanwhile, some areas in few local government areas do have access to the network at some locations majority on Hills, Rocks and border woth neighboring Sokoto, Kaduna, Niger State and Gusau the state
where the Telecommunication services are available.