Amid criticism trailing the indefinite suspension of Twitter in Nigeria, the presidency has revealed the condition that would make it lift the ban on the micro-blogging platform.
According to Geoffrey Onyeama, the Minister of Foreign affairs, the federal government would restore Twitter’s operations in Nigeria only if users are ready to use the platform responsibly.
During a meeting with some envoys, Onyeama said there is no definite timeline for the ban on Twitter. Onyeama added that the Nigerian government frowned at people using Twitter to destabilise and facilitate criminality.
Ban On Twitter
Meanwhile, the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC has directed all Broadcasting Stations to immediately suspend their Twitter handles and desist using the platform as a source of Information gathering for News.
In a statement signed by Prof. Armstrong Idachaba, the Commission said the directive is in compliance with the directive announced by Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture.
The NBC said it will be unpatriotic for any Broadcaster in the country to continue to patronize the suspended Twitter as a source of information.
EveryEvery.ng had reported that a new microblogging platform known as Koo has launched in Nigeria, following the indefinite suspension of Twitter’s operations.
Aprameya Radhakrishna, Koo’s co-founder, announced that the platform is now available in Nigeria, noting that the company would add new local languages for users in the country.
The Indian micro-blogging firm confirmed that the platform is now available in Nigeria, noting that the West African country is similar to India in terms of language diversity.
Radhakrishna added that the company plans to grow into one of the world’s largest social media platforms.