Twitter was suspended because it had become a forum of choice for people working for the country’s disunity – Lai Mohammed

Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, has once again stated why Twitter operations in the nation were banned.


On Thursday, February 17, while receiving the United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Akunna Cook, in his Abuja office, the Minister stated that the social media platform’s operation had been suspended in the country after it became platform of choice for those working for the country’s disunity.


The Federal Government’s involvement with Twitter, according to Lai Mohammed, has been productive.


He stated,


“Twitter was suspended because it became a platform of choice for those who are working for the disunity of this country,” he said.

“This is a country of 200 ethnic groups, very multi-religious and there is a lot of forth lines that Twitter was exploiting.

“Before the suspension, there were a lot of notices and warnings. I am glad to say that our engagement with Twitter has been very productive and useful for both parties. The outcome of that engagement is going to help us not just in our engagement with Twitter, but in engagement with all social media platforms.”


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