FG indefinitely suspends Twitter operations in Nigeria « Naijatechnews

FG indefinitely suspends Twitter operations in Nigeria

The Federal Government has suspended micro-blogging platform, Twitter operations in Nigeria indefinitely.

This follows the government’s suspicion of Twitter’s role in Nigeria.

Twitter on Tuesday deleted a post by President Muhammadu Buhari and suspended his account for 12 hours.

President Muhammadu BuhariPresident Muhammadu Buhari

The Federal Government of Nigeria has suspended the operations of micro-blogging platform, Twitter in the country.

FG indefinitely suspends Twitter operations in Nigeria

The announcement made by the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture via Twitter reads, “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.”

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