The Minister of State of Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, on Tuesday, reacted to the decision of the Court of the Economic Community of the West African States, stopping President Muhammadu Buhari from prosecuting Nigerians using Twitter despite the ban placed on the social media platform.
Recall that the Federal Government suspended the operation of Twitter in the country, claiming that the platform allows content capable of threatening the corporate existence of Nigeria.
Some Nigerians, however, accessed Twitter through the use of a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
The Federal Government had threatened to prosecute the defaulters, including prominent Nigerians.
Meanwhile, the ECOWAS court on Tuesday restrained President Buhari administration from arresting or prosecuting Nigerians using Twitter.
Keyamo while reacting to the judge said he has not seen anywhere where they said the ECOWAS Court is the moral thermometer or barometer to decide whether Nigeria’s image is bad or not.
Keyamo said, “I have not seen anywhere where they said the ECOWAS court is the moral thermometer or barometer to decide whether Nigeria’s image is bad or not.”
“Nobody is saying that people should not use social media platforms, nobody is saying that we should not call government officials to ask questions. Nobody is saying that you should not even abuse us but is it right for you to go to social media and promote false stories that are capable of turning one part of the country against another?” he queried.
Source: Naija News