Nigeria Needs Twitter – Lawan
Senate President Ahmed Lawan said on Friday that Nigeria needs Twitter, which is indefinitely suspended in the country.
Lawan stated this during an event to commemorate the second anniversary of the 9th Senate which he leads.
It was the third citizen’s first public take on the controversial suspension of Twitter’s operations in Nigeria announced by Information Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed last Friday.
Mohammed had cited the “persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence”.
However, criticism has trailed the action from home and abroad, with the US government describing it as a violation of the freedom of expression of Nigerians.