The federal government Wednesday disclosed that the recent closure of telecommunications activities in Zamfara State over activities of bandits was based on the request of the nation’s security agencies.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, who made this clarification to newsmen at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja, explained that the action did not originate from his ministry.
According to him, when the security agencies proposed it as an effective way to curtail the bandits, the federal government did not object to it.
Pantami also explained that government was willing to sacrifice economic gains in the telecoms sector for security benefits.
He appealed to Nigerians to show understanding to the measure and support the efforts of the security agencies.
SUPPORT LEAKBLAST JOURNALISM OF INTEGRITY AND CREDIBILITY
Good journalism costs a lot of money.
For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble Endeavor.
By contributing to LeakBlast, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.