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FG Suspends Twitter Operations in Nigeria and Everyone is Talking About It

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The Federal Ministry 0f Information and Culture via its official Twitter page has released a press statement, announcing the indefinite suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria by the Federal Government.

According to the press release shared on Twitter by Segun Adeyemi, The Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed, made the announcement in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday.

The decision was made because of the “persistent” use of Twitter “for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence,” the press release stated.

The Minister added that the FG has directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to begin the process of licensing all OTT and social media operations in Nigeria immediately.

Read the press release below:

PRESS RELEASE FG Suspends @Twitter Operations in Nigeria.

The Federal Government has suspended, indefinitely, the operations of the microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, in Nigeria.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced the suspension in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday, citing the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.

The Minister said the Federal Government has also directed the National Broadcasting l Commission (NBC) to immediately commence the process of licensing all OTT and social media operations in Nigeria.

Segun Adeyemi, Special Assistant To The President (Media) Office of the Minister of Information and Culture Abuja.

This comes a few days after the social networking service allegedly took down a series of Tweet made by President Buhari concerning the security situation in Nigeria, and some months after announcing the set up of its office in Ghana for Africa operations.

See how everyone is reacting to the press release:

2 Comments

  1. Amy

    June 5, 2021 at 9:50 am

    Kidnappings for ransom of kids in school, herdsmen killing spree, hunger and massive unemployment and Twitter enforcement of rules is what bothers these obtuse rulers? How did Nigeria descend so low? The youths of the nation who are patriotic need to outsmart these geriatric greedy constipated on loot folks and take Nigeria back. It’s laughable that they think they are so powerful to ban Twitter in Nigeria. The insecurity has cost the headquarters of Twitter & Amazon but the cow herders and their collaborators do not get it. Emperor fiddling while Rome is burning case. This isn’t a democracy!

  2. Chacha

    June 8, 2021 at 1:19 pm

    I really hope these men so called Nigerian politicians will wake up and smell the coffee soon enough before they completely ruin the little that’s left of Nigeria. I don’t know if they wake up each morning with the sole desire to run down the economic credibility of the country. They should invest the time invested in chasing social media and phone users on making Nigeria a better place

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