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Reactions Trail Twitter’s Suspension in Nigeria

On the 4th of June 2021, the Federal Government of Nigeria announced the suspension of Twitter’s operation in the country.

This was made known by the country’s Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed during a press conference.

According to the Minister, the action was taken “due to the persistent use of the platform for activities which are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.”

He further added that the Federal Government had directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to immediately commence the process of licensing all OTT and social media operations in Nigeria.

Recall that earlier in the week, a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari threatening to deal with those who want to destroy Nigeria was deleted by Twitter.

Meanwhile, the sanction on the services of Twitter is indefinite.

Reactions have however trailed the decision of the Federal Government.