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Nigerian Government’s Twitter Ban Sends Poor Message To Citizens, Investors, Businesses — US Embassy

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The USA Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria has condemned the current suspension of the microblogging platform, Twitter.

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This was contained in an announcement issued by the Public Affairs Part of the Embassy.



The mission famous that the ban on Twitter undermines the flexibility of Nigerians to train a basic human proper as allowed by the structure.

It additionally said that the ban presents a poor picture of the nation to residents, traders and companies.

It learn, “Nigeria’s structure gives for freedom of expression. The Authorities’s current #Twitterban undermines Nigerians’ skill to train this basic freedom and sends a poor message to its residents, traders and companies.

“Banning social media and curbing each citizen’s skill to hunt, obtain, and impart data undermines basic freedoms. As President Biden has said, our want for particular person expression, open public dialog, and accountability has by no means been higher. The trail to a safer Nigeria lies in additional, not much less communication, alongside concerted efforts towards unity, peace, and prosperity. #KeepitOn.”

Final Friday, the Minister of Data and Tradition, Lai Mohammed introduced an indefinite suspension of Twitter after the platform deleted a tweet by the President which violated its guidelines.

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