The Lawmaker representing the Surulere constituency in Lagos State House of Assembly urged the Nigerian government to reverse the suspension. Elliot noted that the ban tramples upon the fundamental rights of Nigerians no matter the reasons for such action.
He added that the people’s right to express themselves freely must not be compromised. Elliot further noted that many Nigerian youths advertise their businesses and services via the micro-blogging site.
According to him, the government must weigh the economic and social impact of the ban on the populace, particularly the youths and entrepreneurs who depend solely on this platform to carry out their legitimate business.
You will recall that the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, had announced the indefinite suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria.
The Minister blamed the decision on the continuous use of the platform for activities capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence. Lai Mohammed disclosed that the Federal Government has directed the National Broadcasting Commission to immediately commence licensing all OTT and social media operations in Nigeria.