The immediate past President of the Nigerian Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki has disagreed with President Muhammadu Buhari on the decision by his government to ban Twitter operations in Nigeria.
Saraki in a statement shortly after the government announced the ban of Twitter on Friday, said the ban is not the right decision and the move must be reviewed.
Naija News recalls the Federal Government on Friday suspended, indefinitely, the operations of microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, in Nigeria.
Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, announced the suspension in a statement signed by his media aide Segun Adeyemi.
The minister cited the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.
He also directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to immediately commence the process of licensing all OTT and social media operations in Nigeria.
Reacting to the development, Senator Saraki called for a reversal of the federal government policy.
He wrote: “No sir! This should not be the response from the president of a nation with a vibrant youthful population for whom #Twitter is part of their daily lives and a source of their income and livelihood.”
“This must be reviewed.”
No sir! This should not be the response from the president of a nation with a vibrant youthful population for whom #Twitter is part of their daily lives and a source of their income and livelihood.
This must be reviewed.
— Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki (@bukolasaraki) June 4, 2021
Meanwhile, the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministries Enugu Nigeria (AMEN) Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka has been banned by the Catholic church from taking part in any form of partisan politics.
The leadership of the catholic church also banned the fiery but controversial priest from releasing prophecies about candidates contesting political offices.
The decisions are part of actions taken by the catholic church in the aftermath of the public unrest generated by the supposed disappearance and appearance of Mbaka in May.
The decisions are contained in a letter dated June 3 by the Catholic bishop of Enugu Diocese Callistus Onaga which also announced the conversion of the Adoration Ministry to ‘chaplaincy’ under the Enugu Diocese of the Catholic church.