Zamfara Govt. Apologizes For Shutting Down NTA, Pride Fm, Others

Zamfara government has apologized for shutting down the NTA, FRCN’s Pride FM Gusau and three other private broadcast media organizations.

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress APC Abdullahi Shinkafi, and Chairman, Zamfara State Committee on Prosecution of Banditry and Related Offences, handed an apology to the Media while addressing a press conference in Gusau.

The other media organisations shutdown by the government included Gamji TV, Gamji FM and Al-umma TV which are privately operated.

The Government, a statement by the state Commissioner for Information, Ibrahim Dosara, alleged that the affected media violated it’s Executive Order No.10 and abused journalism practice.

Shinkafi said the government was angered by the alleged violation of the Executive Order 10, 2022, which came into effect on October 13th.

The government, in the Order, banned all forms of political rallies and meetings in the state due to security concerns, suspended all political activities in the state and totally shut down Anka, Bukuyum and Gummi Local government areas’ roads and other affected towns and villages affected by order No 10, 2022

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