Finally, the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has broken silence on the suspension of Twitter by the Federal Government.
Recall that the Federal Government on Friday, 4th June, 2021 announced the indefinite suspension of Twitter, stating the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence as the reason for the ban.
However, the Senate President who spoke with journalists at the National Assembly in Abuja on Friday, 11th June 2021 said the country needs Twitter.
Lawan stated that the senate is optimistic that the Federal Government and Twitter will eventually resolve their differences.
“We believe that the matter between Twitter and the Federal Government of Nigeria will be resolved.
“The honorable minister of information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, informed Nigerians that they are talking with Twitter to resolve this matter. Our belief is that Nigeria needs Twitter just as much as Twitter needs Nigeria,
“But beyond that, I’m an optimist, I believe all of us will have learnt our lessons.” Lawan said.