By G9ija

Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta

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.

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.

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