Twitter Nigeria suspension: Atiku and other Nigerians react

Former Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and other Nigerians have reacted to the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria by the Buhari led administration.

The Federal Government of Nigeria had earlier today announced the suspension of Twitter operation in the most populous black nation.

The Nigerian Government led by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari took to Twitter to announce the suspension via the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture Twitter account.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced the suspension in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday, citing the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.

Taking to the micro blogging platform, Atiku hoped that his post won’t be his last. He wrote;

Hopefully, this isn’t my last tweet.

Amnesty International in their reaction wrote;

Amnesty International condemns the Nigerian government’s suspension of Twitter @Twitter in #Nigeria🇳🇬 — a social media widely used by Nigerians to exercise their human rights, including their rights to freedom of expression and access to information.

We call on the #Nigerian authorities to immediately reverse the unlawful suspension and other plans to gag the media, repress the civic space, and undermine Nigerians’ human rights.

This action is clearly inconsistent and incompatible with Nigeria’s international obligations including under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

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