Nigerians on microblogging site, Twitter, are reacting to the news of the suspension of the platform by the Federal Government.
The Federal Government had on Friday through the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, suspended, indefinitely, the operations of Twitter, in Nigeria.
FG announced the suspension in a statement issued in Abuja.
Lai Mohammed cited the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.
Read people’s reactions below;
Twitter have helped so many people regain their mental and emotional health. Twitter have equally exposed people to life's reality and broadened their knowledge base. Twitter have helped us connect to the world. If you have issues with twitter, you don't deserve to be in this age
— #NoToRAPE Caleb ijioma (@caleb_ijioma) June 4, 2021
Does President Buhari and the federal government know how much young Nigerians make on social media platforms like Twitter daily? Does Lai Mohammed know the number of jobs being sustained by Twitter in Nigeria 🇳🇬? What is wrong with these people?
— Dr. Dípò Awójídé, FHEA (@OgbeniDipo) June 4, 2021
If they want us to take this Twitter in Nigeria suspension serious, Buhari, Bashir, Femi Adesina, Lai Mohammed and the rest of the gang should first deactivate their account, then we will know that they mean business
— Dr PamPam | Omo Iya Ologi (@UnclePamilerin) June 4, 2021
The banning of Twitter in Nigeria will send a message to the tech ecosystem in Silicon Valley.
This might also affect the "friendly place to do business' indices.
— ‘Tunde Omotoye (@TundeTASH) June 4, 2021
Man has been disguising as a Democrat for way too long and he can hide it any longer but guess what it took something as inimical as twitter deleting a post from his thread to unravel him 😂😂😂😂
— KiZUSHiKARiKiRiN… (@KAHZKAHZ) June 4, 2021
Just a small illustration of how and why the Nigerian economy has bled 20 million jobs in 6yrs under Buhari. God knows how many jobs in Nigeria are directly and indirectly tied to Twitter. But the thing that matters here is that the president’s feelings have been hurt
— tyro (@DoubleEph) 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