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NCC Denies Plan to Shutdown Telecom in Katsina

NCC Denies Plan to Shutdown Telecom in Katsina

By Faith Awa Maji, Katsina

The National Communications Commission, NCC, has refuted a trending social media story claiming that the commission has ordered telecom service providers to shutdown their sites in Katsina State as was effected in the neighbouring Zamfara State.

The Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of NCC, Professor Umar D. Danbatta, who spoke to the State Government, said the story was false.

Director General, Media to Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State, Abdu Labaran Malumfashi quoted the NCC VC/CEO as saying “The purported letter trending in the social media was a cloned version of the one sent to Zamfara State, where there is a TOTAL shutdown of telecom sites.”

He therefore advised that the trending news suggesting that similar action would be effected in Katstina State should be DISREGARDED, as it did not emanate from the Commission.