Government speaks on Twitter Ban in Nigeria

Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, has said that the Federal Government’s ban on Twitter’s operations was in Nigeria’s interest.

Mohammed, who stated this when he appeared before the House Committee on Information on Tuesday, in Abuja, cited various sections of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in support of the action that was officially taken in the light of the security challenges facing the country.

Mohammed said the Federal Government had begun talks with the micro-blogging site to resolve the matter, adding, however, that until then, the platform remained banned.

The Federal Government had on June 4 placed a ban on the operations of Twitter, on the grounds that the social media platform was being used as a tool for destabilising the country.

For example, in China, social media is being regulated and such a thing is not in Nigeria, and we have all those agencies that are capable of the regulation in the country.” – they said.

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