5 June 2021
By PETERS


The immediate past Senate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Bukola Saraki has disagreed with President Muhammadu Buhari on the decision by his government to ban Twitter operations in Nigeria.

Saraki in a statement shortly after the government announced the ban of Twitter on Friday, said the ban is not the right decision and the move must be reviewed.

Naija News recalls the Federal Government on Friday suspended, indefinitely, the operations of microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, in Nigeria.

Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, announced the suspension in a statement signed by his media aide Segun Adeyemi.

The minister cited the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.

He also directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to immediately commence the process of licensing all OTT and social media operations in Nigeria.

Reacting to the development, Senator Saraki called for a reversal of the federal government policy.

He wrote: “No sir! This should not be the response from the president of a nation with a vibrant youthful population for whom #Twitter is part of their daily lives and a source of their income and livelihood.”

No sir! This should not be the response from the president of a nation with a vibrant youthful population for whom #Twitter is part of their daily lives and a source of their income and livelihood.