There may be an uproar on social media because the Federal authorities has reportedly suspended the operations of the microblogging platform, Twitter in Nigeria.
The Minister of Data and Tradition, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed this by way of a press release issued by the Ministry’s spokesperson, Segun Adeyemi on Friday.
“The Federal Authorities has additionally directed the Nationwide Broadcasting Fee (NBC) to right away start the method of licensing all OTT and social media operations in Nigeria,” the assertion learn.
The Minister cited the persistent use of the platform for actions which are able to undermining Nigeria’s company existence.
Nigerians have taken to social media to react to this information.
I don’t suppose anyone ought to take this ban of Twitter in Nigeria information significantly. These clowns don’t even have the technological necessities to implement it. Allow them to begin with monitoring down the bandits and Boko Haram terrorists first.
— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) June 4, 2021
They making an attempt to droop Twitter in Nigeria⁉️ Oh helllll no, you messing with the flawed folks! 😤 Large WAHALA!!
— ENISA (@IAmENISA) June 4, 2021
Utilizing Twitter to announce the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria. I bloody love this nation 😩😂 https://t.co/cZtw7yh9yA
— V££ 🔥 (@veeiye) June 4, 2021
Say after me:
We’ll resist each try of the Authorities to ban Twitter in Nigeria.
— Rinu #EndSARS🔥🔫 (@SavvyRinu) June 4, 2021
You imply the Federal Authorities launched a press assertion on *Twitter that they’ve banned Twitter in Nigeria. The comic of the yr award belongs to FG.
— Duke of Ibadan 🀄 (@_AsiwajuLerry) June 4, 2021
This one which Federal Authorities has introduced the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria, kindly counsel within the remark part some free VPNs folks can use earlier than the suspension absolutely takes impact.
— Alex Oluwatobi (@alexlobaloba) June 4, 2021
You possibly can droop Twitter in Nigeria in per week, however you possibly can’t clear up insecurity, electrical energy points, well being, schooling, roads since 1960?. Shameless!!!!!!
— MONITORING_SPIRIT (@Sonjoe_Kutuh) June 4, 2021
Essentially the most shameful factor in regards to the ban of Twitter in Nigeria will not be even that it was introduced.
It’s the realisation that this authorities can’t see the divisiveness and irresponsibility of that Buhari tweet, and the barefacedness with which it’s going about it.
— ‘Fisayo Soyombo (@fisayosoyombo) June 4, 2021
Does Lai Mohammed know that there’s a bit one thing referred to as VPN that Nigerians can use to avoid the Federal Authorities’s so-called ban on Twitter in Nigeria? These ignorant, prehistoric creatures in gov’t by no means stop to amaze with their unbearable boneheadedness.
— Farooq Kperogi, Ph.D (@farooqkperogi) June 4, 2021