On Friday, the Federal Government announced a suspension of the operations of Twitter in the country.
Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information, who made the announcement, accused the microblogging website of activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.
The Minister also directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to immediately commence the process of licensing all OTT and social media operations in Nigeria.
But the action of the Federal Government has triggered outrage on social media.
Below are some tweets.
Hopefully, this isn't my last tweet. #smile
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) June 4, 2021
The most shameful thing about the ban of Twitter in Nigeria is not even that it was announced.
It's the realisation that this government can't see the divisiveness and irresponsibility of that Buhari tweet, and the barefacedness with which it is going about it.
— 'Fisayo Soyombo (@fisayosoyombo) June 4, 2021
In case what I’m hearing comes to pass, you can find me on Instagram @hismel
— Hadiza Isma El-Rufai (@hadizel) June 4, 2021
If they ban twitter, I will be tweeting from here 😂😂😂 https://t.co/gsg0plRaHY
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) June 4, 2021
Our Federal Government is funny ooo. You announce that twitter in Nigeria will be suspended but you used the same twitter to make the announcement.
— Youngichu™❁ (@youngichu) June 4, 2021
He suspended Twitter and went to twitter to announce it, lol.. Analog government @NigeriaGov
— Ernest Ekene✳️ (@Nestken) June 4, 2021
Ban ban ban. When will they ban poverty and unemployment in Nigeria?
— Dr. Dípò Awójídé, FHEA (@OgbeniDipo) June 4, 2021
Buhari's people woke up and decided to create Friday night entertainment for the whole world. 🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️ https://t.co/tZxoyY5pvs
— Ayo Sogunro (@ayosogunro) June 4, 2021
Goodbye to Twitter in Nigeria, Welcome to Crowwe.
Join us @CrowweApp now!
— Adamu Garba II (@adamugarba) June 4, 2021
No sir! This should not be the response from the president of a nation with a vibrant youthful population for whom #Twitter is part of their daily lives and a source of their income and livelihood.
This must be reviewed.
— Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki (@bukolasaraki) June 4, 2021
I don’t understand, this country 🇳🇬is filled with good & talented people. Why are they doing this to you all? I don’t live there so I don’t know, but I been seeing your guys really go through it over there, I truly feel bad…😔
— ENISA (@IAmENISA) June 4, 2021