Nigerians have taken to social media to react to the suspension of the operations of the micro-blogging site, Twitter in the country after 222 days.
Recall that the federal government had in June 2021, banned Twitter in the country over allegations that the platform was been used to undermine the sovereignty and security of Nigeria.
But on Wednesday, the government lifted the ban on the operation of the social media platform following the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The president’s directive was made public in a statement on Wednesday by the Chairman Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement and Director-General National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi.
According to the statement, the lifting of the suspension on Twitter operations in Nigeria will be effective from 12 am, 13th January 2022.
Abdullahi explained that the approval was granted after a memo written to the President by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami.
Reacting to the suspension of the ban, some Nigerians commended the government for lifting the ban on Twitter, while others accused President Buhari of suspending the ban because of the 2023 general elections.
Below are some reactions on Twitter.
What has the Buhari Administration gained from Twitter ban?
May we never elect a president like Buhari again. pic.twitter.com/o6s6pHz94c
— Leeward Iyke 🌎 (@Leeward_IK) January 12, 2022
On behalf of all well wishers, wailers and hypocrites around d country, we want to thank u 4 lifting d twitter ban, we appreciate u everyday president Buhari. Thank you for reaching agreement with twitter. Looking forward to see ur tweets and @BashirAhmaad tweets.
— Northerner (@Northerner0) January 12, 2022
Welcome back to @Twitter Nigeria!
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) January 12, 2022
Twitter ban that Buhari was supposed to lift on the eve of the 2023 presidential election.
This APC no even get liver😂😂😂
— 'Fisayo Soyombo (@fisayosoyombo) January 12, 2022
I thought Buhari will lift twitter ban if Nigeria promise him third term 😆 🤣
APC don loose guard
— sun (@iamnelsun) January 12, 2022
Short story on the ban of twitter in Nigeria 🇳🇬
Buhari gained nothing
Buhari achieved nothing
Buhari ruined a lot of businesses online
Can't wait for his first tweet,the ratio go maddd😂
— EKENE🇳🇬🇱🇷 (@lastbornn_) January 12, 2022
Buhari should just delete his account and never return back on Twitter anymore. Else whoever is managing the account will be frustrated.
— Opeyemi Ayoola (@Ope_Ayoola) January 12, 2022
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