Following rising insecurity in northern Zamfara State, the Nigeria Communications Fee (NCC) has instructed telecommunications firms within the nation to close down their companies within the state for 2 weeks.
Umar Danbatta, the Chief Government Officer of NCC in a leaked memo to the managing director of one of many telecommunication firms, on Friday gave the directives and mentioned the motion can be rapid.
Danbatta mentioned the motion had turn into mandatory in different to handle safety challenges within the state.
Current reported circumstances of banditry and kidnappings had additionally led Governor Bello Matawalle to droop transportation of livestock past the state’s borders.
Mr Matawalle additionally directed that weekly markets within the state be shut.
“The pervading safety scenario in Zamfara state has necessitated a direct shut down of all telecommunications companies within the state from right now September 03, 2021,” Danbatta mentioned within the leaked memo.
“That is to allow related safety companies to hold out required actions in the direction of addressing the safety companies perform required actions in the direction of addressing the safety problem within the state,” the assertion reads.
“This web site shutdown is for 2 (2) weeks (September 03-17,2021) within the first occasion. Your pressing motion on this regard is required.”