Don't stop tweeting - National Assembly tells Nigerians

Nigerians, go ahead and use Twitter 

Some selected people from the Senate and House of Representatives voiced out to Nigerians within the country to ignore the Twitter ban by the federal government and continue tweeting on the platform 

The National Assembly Caucus described the Twitter ban as draconian, they went further to say that many Nigerians are losing their resources of livelihood to the action 

The Minority Leader of the Senate is known as, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe; and Minority Leader of the House, Ndudi Elumelu, stated this in a statement issued on Wednesday, titled ‘NASS Joint Minority Caucus Asks Nigerians to Continue Using Twitter

According to the statement, the joint caucus met over the ban by the All Progressives Congress government and “restates its condemnation of the embargo as draconian and unacceptable.

The opposition lawmakers also dismissed threats by the government to arrest and prosecute Nigerians for using Twitter, calling on Nigerians to “go ahead and use their Twitter (handles) as they would not be contravening any law in Nigeria or any international statute

The lawmakers said they recognize the provisions of Articles 19 and 20 of the United Nations Charter on Fundamental Human Rights, which Nigeria is a signatory to, as well as provisions of Sections 39 and 36 (12) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), stating that “by these provisions, no one will be violating any law for using Twitter in Nigeria

The statement partly read, “As lawmakers, the joint caucus is pained by the anguish Nigerians, especially the youths, who find the use of Twitter as a means of livelihood and genuine social interaction, are passing through just because the APC-led Federal Government feels slighted that an individual’s post, was deleted by Twitter for an ethical violation.

“The joint caucus, therefore, calls on Nigerians to use various opportunities offered by technology and continue making use of Twitter since such does not violate any law in our country

It is agonizing that Nigeria and Nigerians have been losing billions of naira daily since the ban on Twitter.

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