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Twitter’s Activities Can Undermine Nigeria’s Unity- FG States Reason for Suspension

The Federal Government has stated the reason behind their decision to suspend microblogging social media outlet, Twitter.

On Friday, the Federal Government used Twitter to announce the indefinite suspension.

Switch Nigeria had reported that the Federal Government didn’t take it lightly with Twitter’s move to delete President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet some days ago, which he made threatening Easterners with Civil War-level brutality.

Part of the statement released by Segun Adeyemi
Special Assistant to the President (Media) on behalf of the Government quoted Lai Mohammed, Minister for Information and Culture as saying, “the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.”

Consequently, the Federal Government has directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to proceed with licensing all over-the-air service providers and social media platforms in Nigeria.

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