The federal government has threatened to suspend all social media platforms that allow their apps to spread the word about the country’s secession through inflammatory statements or posts. The Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Lai Mohamed, expressed this in front of the Joint Committee on Information, Justice and Communications of the House of Representatives of the Abuja National Assembly on Tuesday, while answering questions about the ban on the microblogging website. , Twitter.
He said that Twitter uses his platform as an option for people who want to destabilize Nigeria and cause disunity. On whether channels of dialogue with Twitter have been opened, the minister said.
“we tried to but they rebuffed us. They are not known to us. They are not registered, but we hope we will be able to engage them”.
He said the government would not hesitate to suspend other social platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Google hangout, and others if they are found to be promoting posts or statements capable of destabilising the country.