The Federal Government has suspended, indefinitely, the operations of microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, in Nigeria.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced the suspension in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday, June 4, 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.
President Buhari approved the move to ban Twitter from Operating within the Nigerian cyberspace after the Media Giant warned him of Abusing their Platform by threatening Igbos with War.
The President who was deflated by the Twitter action said that the US based company is undermining Nigeria and needs to be punished.