The Kaduna State government has lifted the ban on telecommunications services in some parts of the state after a three-month shutdown.
This was announced by Samuel Aruwan, the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, at a press conference on Friday.
The state government had in October ordered the partial shutdown of telecoms services in some local government areas of the state in a bid to tackle the criminal activities of bandits and kidnappers in the state.
According to Aruwan, the shutdown helped the security agencies achieve “some results”.
He stated that the state government has asked relevant government agencies to liaise with the telecommunications operators to restore full services in the state.
He said: “The security agencies have now notified the government that telecom services can be restored,” he said.
“Along with the other measures in the security containment order, the telecoms shutdown had helped the security agencies to achieve some results, which the security forces will reel out soon.
“The prolonged application of this measure was always out of the question, due to its impact on the legitimate activities of citizens and businesses.
“The Kaduna state government regrets the inconveniences residents of the affected LGAs may have encountered as a result of the shutdown. The state government wishes to commend the sacrifices made by residents while this temporary measure lasts.”