Twitter has expressed “deep concern” over the Federal government’s decision to suspend its operations in Nigeria.
Sarah Hart, Twitter’s Senior Policy Communications Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa, who made this known in a statement, said the company is investigating the development.
“The announcement made by the Nigerian government that they have suspended Twitter’s operations in Nigeria is deeply concerning.
“We’re investigating and will provide updates when we know more,” the statement said.
The Federal government had suspended Twitter’s operations in a statement on Friday.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in justifying the ban, said the government was forced to act because of “the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.”