Telecommunication services in the remaining seven LGAs including Jibia and Batsari of Katsina state have been restored on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari, had disclosed at a media parley on Tuesday that telecommunication services in the remaining councils would be restored soon.
All the 34 Local Government Areas of Katsina State now have access to telecommunication services.
Many residents were only aware of the restoration on Wednesday. A community leader in Jibia, Gide Dahiru who confirmed the development, lauded the government for the restoration of the telecommunication services.
Dahiru, who is the Chairman of Jibia People’s Forum, said; “The telecommunication services were restored on Tuesday night but many people got to know only on Wednesday. We thank the Government for the step. The action would further assist in the growth of businesses in our various councils. It is a step that would also assist us in the efforts at curbing crimes in the state.”
It would be recalled that telecommunication services were shut down in 17 council areas in September 2021 as part of the decision to tackle security challenges in the state.
Among the affected councils at the time were Sabuwa, Faskari, Dandume, Batsari, Danmusa, Kankara, Jibia, Safana, Dutsin-Ma, Funtua, Bakori, Malumfashi, Kurfi, and others.
The access to telecommunications was later restored in 10 out of the 17 local government areas, on December 9, 2021, leaving seven council areas, which were areas that suffered a high spate of banditry in the state.