The Zamfara State government has announced plans to restore telecommunications services in the state from Monday.
The decision was announced by Governor Bello Matawalle at the state’s All Progressives Congress (APC) elective congress held at the Trade Fair Complex in Gusau, the state capital, on Saturday.
The Zamfara State government had in September cut telecommunications networks in 14 local government areas to check the activities of bandits in the state.
But on October 1, Governor Matatwalle ordered the restoration of the networks in Gusau, the state capital.
However, according to a statement issued by Zailani Baffa, the media aide to the Zamfara State Governor, the telecoms ban will now be lifted in all parts of the state.
The statement read: “I want to announce today that we have taken a decision to lift the ban on telecommunications in the state. God’s Willing, as from next Monday we shall have that effected.
“The decision is due to encouraging reports of successes achieved in the state from that stringent measure,” the governor said.
Governor Matawalle thanked the people of the state for their patience and perseverance throughout the trying period.
The announcement followed that of Kaduna State which on Friday announced the restoration of the services in the part of the state where they had been suspended.