The Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has expressed his views regarding the suspension of the ban on Twitter in the country.
Bibian Anekwe News reports that the federal government had in June 2021, banned Twitter in the country over allegations that the platform was been used to undermine the sovereignty and security of Nigeria.
But on Wednesday, the government lifted the ban on the operation of the social media platform following the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The president’s directive was made public in a statement by the Chairman Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement and Director-General National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi.
Returning to Twitter on Thursday after 222 days, Keyamo commended President Buhari for giving approval for the lifting of the ban in the country, adding that Nigeria is better off with all its conditions met by the platform.
The minister berated some Nigerians who prioritised politics over patriotism and exhibited disingenuous righteousness on Twitter suspension.
In a post via his Twitter page, Keyamo wrote: “For those who prioritised politics over patriotism and exhibited disingenuous righteousness on Twitter suspension, they can now see that with all the FG conditions to which Twitter agreed, Nigeria is eventually better off for it. Congratulations Nigeria.”
Bibian Anekwe News