Nigerian Government’s Twitter Ban Sends Poor Message To Citizens, Investors, Businesses — US Embassy

The United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria has condemned the recent suspension of the microblogging platform, Twitter.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Public Affairs Section of the Embassy.



The mission noted that the ban on Twitter undermines the ability of Nigerians to exercise a fundamental human right as allowed by the constitution.

It also stated that the ban presents a poor image of the country to citizens, investors and businesses.

It read, “Nigeria’s constitution provides for freedom of expression. The Government’s recent #Twitterban undermines Nigerians’ ability to exercise this fundamental freedom and sends a poor message to its citizens, investors…

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