The Federal Government of Nigeria, has suspended indefinitely the operation of Twitter in Nigeria and made this announcement on the app.
Nigerians have since taken to the same app to air their opinions about the decision and the manner of its announcement.
The statement by the FG reads:
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 @SegunAde88
Special Assistant To The President (Media)
Office of the Minister of Information and Culture
4 June 2021
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