FG Announces Change In Twitter Handle Name
The federal government of Nigeria on Thursday, announced a change in the name of the government’s official twitter handle.
It noted that the handle now has the name @NigeriaGov and no longer @AsoRock.
The statement released on the development noted that the change of name was necessary to reflect the fact that the handle represents the Federal Government of Nigeria and exists on its behalf.
“NOTIFICATION: Twitter Handle Change | From @AsoRock to @NigeriaGov, to more accurately reflect the fact that this handle represents, and exists on behalf of, the Federal Government of Nigeria,” the tweet reads.
Twitter Handle Change | From @AsoRock to @NigeriaGov, to more accurately reflect the fact that this handle represents, and exists on behalf of, the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Thank you for following. pic.twitter.com/c3yIHS2RQ6
— Government of Nigeria (@NigeriaGov) August 15, 2019
The name change has attracted several reactions from Nigerians. Here are some reactions on Twitter:
Good one but this is not the kind of change we voted for
— Gem Omojuwa (@omojuwagem) August 15, 2019
700k followers in a country with 200 million people shows how much the masses hates the government and we all know the reason
— fiddy (@fiddy588) August 15, 2019
God Punish All of Una for that Place.
Na Twitter Handle we go Chop?
From Changing of Portrait Picture Now Change of Twitter Handle.
Make una do us Well Change Buhari too.
— Everyday People (@scanaranbaxy) August 15, 2019
When will Nigeria create their own social media software that can be useful for both our govt and the citizen. We need to create our own social network.
— #BlackLivesMatters (@OlugbengaBlacks) August 15, 2019
American named theirs the white house so the former was right you APC has it in your DNA to always change things abnormally
— Michael Sifon Bassey (@mykkybee2) August 15, 2019
How this take reduce the price of fuel , rice, transportation, and light for Nigeria?
— WARRI BROS OF NAIJA FM (@warri_bros) August 15, 2019
Guys, don’t change the name of the country cus the way you guys are changing, one is wondering what’s next to change. Also hoping all this changes will better/positive to the ordinary man in the street suffering to survive. #bubu
— Henzy. (@henzyshosho) August 15, 2019
This is a welcome development. ‘AsoRock’ does not clearly reflect the government of Nigeria. More so, not everyone in world could relate AsoRock with Nigerian government. Kudos to the change.
— Shehu Kada Obanyiro (@skobans) August 15, 2019
AsoRock is better…
— Aare ôla (@faadeola) August 15, 2019