The Federal Government has suspended the operations of microblogging giant, Twitter in Nigeria. According to a press release signed by Segun Adeyemi, Special Assistant to the President on Media the suspension is with immediate effect. See full statement below :
FG Suspends Twitter’s Operations in Nigeria
The Federal Government has suspended, indefinitely, the operations of the microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, in Nigeria.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced the suspension in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday,
citing 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 OTT and social media operations in Nigeria.
Special Assistant To The President (Media)
Office of the Minister of Information and Culture
4 June 2021