The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has called on the Federal Government to reverse the ban on Twitter in Nigeria.
The governor added that the popular microblogging platform and social media platforms are a source of livelihood for many, irrespective of their political affiliations or religious leaning.
He hinted to the Federal Government on how policies affect the confidence of investors.
Makinde said this on Saturday, a few hours after the Federal Government’s ban on Twitter started taking effect.
“As leaders, we should go beyond emotional reactions to issues and think about how our actions will affect the people we lead and our international ratings, socially and economically.
Twitter has become the platform for young people and indeed all Nigerians to exercise their fundamental right to express and publish an opinion. They use the platform to complain, argue and give feedback to the government and its agencies who in turn, use these to improve policies. This is a fundamental point that should be kept in mind as we debate the necessity of this suspension,” the statement read in part.
The Oyo State Governor maintained that Twitter had gone beyond the source of communication for many Nigerians but also a source of livelihood for many.
“Nigerian youths and digital communications organizations earn a living from being able to use the platform to post communications on behalf of their clients,” he said.
Source: Arise Tv