– The Minister for Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, justified the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria
– Mohammed explained why the government’s measures against the microblogging site would benefit the country
– The Buhari regime has since set fire because of what many have described as a restriction of freedom of expression
FCT, Abuja – Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s Minister of Information and culture, said Nnamdi Kanu, who used Twitter to destabilize Nigeria.
The minister told BBC News Africa in an interview on Monday June 7th, that the leader of the indigenous people of Biafra has embraced Twitter as a means of spreading anti-Nigerian sentiments.
He said the persistent N Use of the platform for activities that Ni. Geria’s existence as a company prompted the federal government to discontinue the operation of the platform in the country.
“IPOB, especially Nnamdi Kanu, his preferred platform to destabilize the country is Twitter.
“Twitter is actually the platform of choice for the separatist leader who lives outside Nigeria but gives instructions to his members, symbols of authority such as police officers, soldiers, correctional institutions , Electoral offices and this was always done consciously and consistently without consequences via the Twitter platform. ”
Violations of the Twitter ban will be prosecuted
In Meanwhile, Lai Mohammed has stated that the Federation Attorney General (AGF) Abubakar Malami has made it clear that anyone who violates the Twitter ban, including Pastor Enoch Adeboye, will be prosecuted ird.
However, Mohammed stated that Malami has the prerogative to decide who will be prosecuted for violating the prohibition.
NCC says that enforcement of the ban does not fall within his remit
In another message, results from The Punch newspaper have shown that this is outside the remit of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for arrest and prosecuting Nigerians for violating the Twitter blocking order.
The agency’s public affairs director Ikechukwu Adinde told the publication that the NCC is a regulator and added that the commission had limited itself based on the order issued by the government.
He said the agency had complied with its part of the order by making the telecommunications operator instructed to disconnect users from accessing the site.