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Sokoto Govt writes FG to lift suspension on telecommunication network

Governor Abdullahi Waziri Tambuwa of Sokoto State has reportedly written to the Federal Government of Nigeria to suspend the blockage of telecommunication network services that was recently imposed on 14 Local Government Area of the state.

According to him, the suspension of the blockage became necessary in view of concerns expressed by security outfits in the state that "the blockage was seriously affecting the smooth conduct of their legitimate endeavours."

The Governor disclosed this while receiving members of the North Eastern Governors Forum who were in Sokoto on Saturday to condole him over the recent terror attack in Goronyo market.

Recall that, Goronyo market in Sokoto State, allegedly witnessed a terror attack, which left 43 people lifeless last week.

According to a press statement signed by the Special Adviser on media and publicity Affairs to Governor Abdullahi Waziri Tambuwa, Malam Mohammed Bello, the decision was informed after hours of security council meeting and that the state government has already forwarded a letter to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy to review the network blockage.

The statement noted that the North-East Governors Forum (NEGF) were represented by Governors of Borno and Gombe states, Professor Babagana Aymara Zulum and Alhaji Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya respectively.

Nothing has been heard from the Federal Government as at time of this report.


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Abdullahi Waziri Tambuwa Malam Mohammed Bello North Eastern Governors Forum Sokoto Sokoto State

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