According to Muyiwa Adekeye, Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s media and communications Aide, the Kaduna State Government has not ordered telecommunications services to be shut down.
The State government was responding to rumours in some quarters that Kaduna State was to soon follow in Zamfara State’s suspension of telecom services in order to checkmate insecurity.
He said, “The Kaduna State Government has no plans to shut down telecoms services. It has not made such a decision, neither has it announced any such plans.
“Residents of Kaduna State should ignore these rumours. It is fake news which some people are trying to pass off as genuine by placing KDSG logo on their false statements. It is simply not true.
“Citizens should ignore the fake news. There is no shutdown of telecoms services in Kaduna State. The Kaduna State Government is transparent about security matters. Were a telecoms shutdown deemed to be necessary, that decision would have been formally announced in a properly signed statement posted on official information handles,” Adekeye said.