This comes after the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Friday, in a statement released by his media aide, Segun Adeyemi, announced the suspension of Twitter’s operations in Nigeria indefinitely.
Mohammed also directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to immediately commence licensing all OTT and social media operations in the country.
Nigerians via other social media platforms have lashed out at the government who they opined, are more focused on irrelevant things rather than dealing with the more pressing issues subduing the country.
Reacting to the official shut down of Twitter, An Instagram user, identified as Itsa.j.o.k.e_a.d.e wrote; ”This country is a joke, things they are supposed to do and take care of in the country to make Nigerian a better place, they chose to ignore that and focus on irrelevant things. Awon weyrey.”
@Melaniempress wrote; Nawao Tyrants
Another Instagram user, in reaction to the new development, wrote; ‘If the government will tackle the situation same way they have tackled Twitter, am sure there is going to be a little progress, you can imagine how dumb our country is, its a big shame, and no matter what or how we talk about anything, Nigeria is never gonna be better.’
@JosephHavotan wrote; ‘They are doing themselves stupid government’
@ellascollections wrote; ‘If only they could have fought insurgency with this force… kai’
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