Mr President, Reverse Twitter back now - USAIDS


The United State Of America Urged Buhari to reverse Twitter as soon as possible




The United States of America has again urged the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) to rethink and undo the Twitter ban




This message was conveyed by a top American official and senior diplomat who is the current administrator of the US Agency for International Development Samantha Power,



On her verified account on Wednesday, stated, There are nearly 40 million Twitter users in Nigeria, and the country is home to Africa’s largest tech hub



This suspension is nothing more than state-sanctioned denial of free speech and should be reversed immediately


Recall that the Federal Government through the office of the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, had banned Twitter

Much later, the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, had criminalized anyone accessing the microblogging site through any other means, even though he logged on to Twitter to deactivate his account on Tuesday



Prominent Nigerians had continued to Tweet, saying the ban is against free speech and fundamental human rights





Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Projects and 176 Concerned Nigerians had on Tuesday filed a suit against the FG in the Economic Community of West African States, urging them to unban the site.


All this was because the president had stated that many of those misbehaving in the country was too young and did not witness the gruesomeness of Nigeria’s 1967-70 war, saying he would “treat them in the language they would understand



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