Obviously in reaction to the recent deleting of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweeted comments by Twitter, the Federal Government of Nigeria has suspended, indefinitely, the operations of the microblogging and social networking service in Nigeria.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced the suspension in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday, citing the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.
The Minister said the Federal Government has also directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to immediately commence the process of licensing all OTT and social media operations in Nigeria.
It will be recalled that Twitter a few days ago had deleted a comment by Buhari on his Twitter Handle which was considered a breach of the rules guiding posting of comments on the platform.
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