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Federal Government Denies Alleged plan to shut down internet during the election

Federal Government Denies Alleged plan to shut down internet during the election

The federal government of Nigeria had denied report it plans to shut down the internet during the upcoming election.

In a statement by the National Security Adviser on Friday, the Federal Government insisted there was no plan to work with service providers to shut down the internet during the election in a bid to facilitate rigging of the election.

“The Office wishes to advise the general public to disregard the allegation, which is disinformation,” a statement by ONSA spokesperson, Danjuma Reuben said.

“This Office wishes to state that the internet and associated communications infrastructure are major components of the Critical National Information Infrastructure (CNII), which ONSA is mandated to ensure its security.”

“The Office of the National Security Adviser remains committed to protecting the rights of the public to access Information and Communication Technology facilities,” the statement added.

“The Office also remains non-partisan and committed to ensuring that Nigerians freely exercise their civil rights.”

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