The Katsina state Governor, Aminu Bello Masari has refuted a trending social media story claiming that the National Communications Commission(NCC) has ordered telecom service providers to shut down their sites in the state.
This rumour went around after something similar was effected in neighbouring Zamfara State.
However, Governor Masari in a statement via his Facebook page on Monday revealed that the State Government had a chat with Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of NCC, Professor Umar D. Danbatta, who affirmed that the story was false.
The statement further revealed that the NCC VC/CEO added that the purported letter trending in the social media was a cloned version of the one sent to Zamfara State, where there is a total shutdown of telecom sites.
They, therefore, advised that the trending news suggesting that similar action would be effected in Katstina State should be disregarded.