Nigeria Government suspends Twitter in Nigeria
Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed made the announcement during a press conference.
He cited 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.
The sanction against the microblogging and social networking service is indefinite.
The President Muhammadu Buhari Government’s action followed the deletion of the Nigerian leader’s tweet.
Buhari had warned those destabilizing the South-East that his government would embark on an offensive against them.
There have been several attacks on government personnel and facilities by “unknown gunmen”.