According to reports from Lagos and Abuja, access to Twitter has been restricted by Nigeria’s key phone providers.
Some wi-fi networks still have it available even after the administration announced that Twitter operations in the nation would be suspended “indefinitely.” This step comes into action two days after President Muhammadu Buhari’s message was removed from Twitter. “The federal government has suspended, indefinitely, the activities of the microblogging and social networking service Twitter in Nigeria,” the Ministry of Information and Culture said in the statement, reported Africanews.
Buhari had made a reference to the country’s 30-month civil war from 1967 to 1970 in the deleted tweet, telling “those who want the government to fail” to stop fomenting instability. According to Africanews, Information Minister Lai Mohammed accused Twitter of “having an agenda.” “Twitter’s aim in Nigeria is quite dubious. Is it true that Twitter has removed Nnamdi Kanu’s violent tweets? “Mohammed was perplexed.
The Nigerian government had expressed reservations about Twitter’s mission in the country earlier this week, accusing the US technology corporation of double standards and aiding secessionists in the west African country. The government provided no information on how the ban would be implemented or how Twitter had harmed Nigeria’s corporate survival.