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Nigerians react to FG suspension of Twitter

By Abisola Olasupo
04 June 2021   |   6:12 pm
Nigerians on Twitter are reacting to the indefinite suspension of Twitter operations in the country. Nigeria’s information and culture minister Lai Mohammed announced Twitter’s suspension in a statement by his media aide Segun Adeyemi. The statement announcing Twitter’s ban was was also published on Twitter via Nigeria’s Ministry of Information and Culture's handle. The Nigerian…

Nigerians on Twitter are reacting to the indefinite suspension of Twitter operations in the country.

Nigeria’s information and culture minister Lai Mohammed announced Twitter’s suspension in a statement by his media aide Segun Adeyemi.

The statement announcing Twitter’s ban was was also published on Twitter via Nigeria’s Ministry of Information and Culture’s handle.

The Nigerian government’s spokesman cited “the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence” as the reason for the suspension.

Nigerians have taken to the platform to express their dismay on the government’s decision.