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Atiku Reacts As Buhari Govt Lift Twitter Ban

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Former Vice President - Alhaji Atiku Abubakar - PDP

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the lifting of the Twitter ban by the Federal Government.

Naija News reports that President Muhammadu Buhari government on Wednesday announced that following an agreement on certain terms, the seven-month-old ban on Twitter operation in Nigeria has been lifted.

Joining other Nigerians in reacting to the development, Atiku in a tweet, said the effects of the Twitter ban on small businesses in Nigeria was evident for all to see.

The Presidential hopeful said Nigerians who are already facing challenges can now breathe fresh air.

The effects of the #TwitterBan, particularly on small businesses, was evident for all to see,” the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP chieftain said.

Atiku added: “I am glad that the ban has finally been lifted, and our young people who are already dealing with the challenging business environment can now have a breath of fresh air to thrive.”

Meanwhile, Co-convener of the BringBackOurGirls movement, Aisha Yesufu has vowed to turn down invitations by any media outlet to discuss the lifting of the Twitter ban in Nigeria.

Naija News reports that the human rights activist made her decision known on Thursday in a post on the microblogging platform, shortly after it was restored for use in Nigeria.

Yesufu who is known as one of the hardened critics of the Buhari administration, took to her verified page on Thursday to declare that she will not allow the incompetent government to set the agenda on her discussion.

She tweeted: “Dear Media Houses, I will be turning down your invitation to come to discuss the lifting of the Twitter ban. This incompetent government will not be the one to set the agenda for my discussion.

“I will accept an invitation to discuss how citizens can vote competent people in 2023.”



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