Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has knocked President Muhammadu Buhari over the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria.
In a statement on Monday by his media aide, Terver Akase, governor Ortom described the ban as an ill-advised diversion from the core issues of insecurity and injustice plaguing the nation.
The governor said that the Twitter ban offers no solution to any of the myriad of problems facing the country.
Ortom added that the move is only capable of heightening tensions and fuelling suspicions among Nigerians over the real motives of the Federal Government.
He states that the act of suspending Twitter amounts to suppressing freedom of expression, gagging social media and undermining fundamental human rights of Nigerians, a development he says contravenes Chapter four of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).
Governor Ortom emphasizes the need for the Federal Government to listen to the views and yearnings of the people to enable it address the challenges confronting the nation.
He calls for the reversal of the ban to reassure the international community that Nigeria has not become a hostile country to investors.
The Governor appeals to those saddled with the responsibility of advising the Presidency to always put national interest above personal, regional, ethnic, religious and political affiliations.