After the social network deleted President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweets, the government decided to suspend Twitter on Friday.
Nigeria requested all broadcast media to immediately suspend their Twitter accounts on Monday, June 7. “We recommend that all audiovisual companies uninstall their Twitter accounts and stop using Twitter to search for information or sources of information”, The head of the audiovisual regulatory agency said, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Armstrong Idachaba issued a statement on Monday morning. “Any audiovisual media that continues to support Twitter will be considered unpatriotic”, He promised.
This press release was issued on Friday after the Ministry of Information and Culture announced an indefinite suspension of Twitter.This decision was made after being deleted by the social network on Wednesday Message from President Mohamed Buhari, Who threatened to “Deal in a language they understand” The authorities blamed the Igbo separatists for the current violence in southeastern Nigeria.
The tweet was strongly criticized across the country, and social networks believed that Mr. Buhari violated his rules of use with regard to hateful behavior.
The European Union (EU), the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada regretted the suspension of Twitter in a joint statement on Saturday, and their ambassador was received at a private meeting with Foreign Minister Jeffrey Onyeama on Monday morning. “It is absolutely important to take your opinions seriously in a friendly atmosphere as usual and to meet, discuss and share our opinions”, The minister said before the meeting.
“Twitter’s gag is first and foremost a means to block the media”, Make sure he is the network manager of a major TV channel of AFP. He added: “We have to react because if we don’t react to it, they can still go further.”