Twitter ban is in Nigeria’s interest – Abubakar Malami tells critics

The ill-famed Twitter ban in Nigeria is nearing a month and after several unresolved agitations, it appears that the ban will continue to linger around for a couple of months ahead.

According to Abubakar Malami who is the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), the ban of Twitter in Nigeria is in the country’s best interest hence critics should cease their needless rants for now.

With reference to a statement by Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, his spokesman, Malami, while hosting Catriona Laing, British high commissioner on Thursday, said the nation’s interest is paramount above other considerations.

He further urged all the companies operating in Nigeria to first and foremost respect the Nation’s interest.

A part of the statement reads;

If you want operate as a business entity in Nigeria, you must do so within the context of Nigerian laws. Nothing offensive or that breaches the Nigerian laws should be entertained 

Meanwhile, Nigerian youths have boycotted the Twitter ban by enjoying the socail media platforms with the help of a VPN.

In other news, the Legislators in Nigeria’s House of Representatives rejected the motion to lift the ban on Twitter following a majority vote yesterday.


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