The Nigerian Communications Fee (NCC) has directed telecommunications suppliers to close down companies in Zamfara State.
The shutdown is to final for 2 weeks.
This was disclosed in a memo signed on Friday by the vice-chairman of the NCC, Professor Umar Danbatta, and addressed to one of many telecoms suppliers.
In keeping with the memo, the shutdown of the telecoms websites had grow to be crucial because of the lingering insecurity within the state.
“The pervading safety scenario in Zamfara has necessitated a direct shutdown of all telecommunications companies within the state from at present, September 3, 2021. That is to allow related safety companies to hold out the required actions in the direction of addressing the safety problem within the state.
“In step with this requirement, Globacom is hereby directed to close down all websites in Zamfara State and any websites(s) in neighbouring states that might present telecommunications companies in Zamfara State. The positioning shut down is for 2 weeks from September 3 to September 17, 2021, within the first occasion. Your pressing motion on this regard is required,” the memo learn partially.
This determination is coming six months after the Federal Authorities declared Zamfara State a ‘no-fly zone’ and banned all mining actions within the state.
The state has been a hotbed of legal assaults starting from kidnapping and banditry.
Final week, the federal government shut down faculties after the kidnapping of 73 college students from a public faculty within the state.
The kidnapping occurred 11 days after college students kidnapped from the School of Agriculture in Bakura, Zamfara, regained freedom.
The state governor Bello Matawalle additionally suspended the transportation of livestock past the state’s borders and ordered the closure of weekly markets throughout the state, whereas transportation of meals gadgets can be topic to verification.