The Federal Government has early today revealed that following the sudden ban of Twitter activities in Nigeria, that they have reached out to them for serious talks.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday, to state house correspondents after the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC).
The popular micro-blogging app was banned from operating in Nigeria on 5th – June 2021 for its irresponsible use it. According to the Federal Government the bird app, Twitter does not support the peace of the country.
Meanwhile, the sudden ban of the popular social media platform was after the app deleted a tweet by President Buhari which they said goes against their community rules.
The minister of Information and Culture stressed that the microblogging platform was suspended because it provided an avenue for people threatening the corporate existence of Nigeria.
According to Lai Muhammed, the owner of Twitter helped to fund the recent #EndSARS protest while allowing the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, to use the platform to call for the killing of policemen.
As gotten from Instablog9ja;
Apart from Twitter, he said other social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram must be registered in the country. He said freedom of speech has not been stifled by the suspension of Twitter as Nigerians can still use other platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. He dismissed the notion the suspension is not effective, wondering why Twitter is losing money as a result of the action if such a view is genuine.
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