The National Communications Commission (NCC) has refuted a trending social media story alleging that the commission has ordered telecom service providers to shut down their sites in Katsina State as was effected in the neighbouring Zamfara State.
The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Professor Umar D. Danbatta, who spoke to the state government, described the claim as false.
The NCC VC/CEO added that 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 advised members of the public to ignore and disregard the trending news that telecommunication sites in Katsina State would be shut down as effected in Zamfara State as it did not emanate from the Commission.
This was disclosed in a press release made available to the State Director General Media, Abdu Labaran Malumfashi on Thursday.