Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has threatened to sue the Federal Government (FG) over the suspension of Twitter’s operations in Nigeria.
SERAP disclosed this on its official Twitter page, saying:
“We’re suing Nigerian authorities over their ILLEGAL indefinite suspension of Twitter in Nigeria.
“Nigerians have a right to freedom of expression and access to information including online, and we plan to fight to keep it that way.
“@NigeriaGov, we’ll see you in court.” It stated.
Recall that TheNewsBeam reported that the Federal Government recently announced the suspension of Twitter’s operation in Nigeria, stating “that the persistent use of the platform for activities are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence” as the reason for the suspension.
However, this is following the deletion of President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement by the microblogging site on Tuesday for flouting one of its policies.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, legal and advocacy organization committed to promoting human rights, transparency, and accountability in governance, using training, advocacy, research, and strategic litigation.