FG Suspends Twitter Operations In Nigeria
The federal government has announced the suspension of Twitter operations, the microblogging and social networking service, in Nigeria.
Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed announced the “indefinite” suspension in a statement issued on Friday by Segun Adeyemi, his spokesman.
According to the statement, the minister cited “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 Commission (NBC) to immediately commence the
process of licensing all social media operations in Nigeria.
Twitter’s suspension by the federal government comes days after a post by President Muhammadu Buhari on the 1967 civil war was deleted by the microblogging platform.