The World Health Organisation in Nigeria has stopped tweeting information on COVID-19 on Twitter since the Federal Government suspended the social media platform.

NCDC, the Federal Ministry of Health, and other agencies involved in the vaccine campaign have also stopped using Twitter.

However, the platform also risks being banned by the Nigerian government for failing to register with the Nigerian government.

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The Director, WHO Africa Region, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, said the WHO had been making use of alternative platforms.

Moeti, therefore, called for an amicable settlement between the Federal Government and Twitter.

She said, “I think our duty is to adjust to situations as they arise and make the best efforts possible to find means to continue to be in contact with people, to communicate with them in other ways and to then anticipate that the issues that gave rise to this action will be resolved and that all the tools that are needed and can be useful for disseminating on a continuous basis information to our communities can be at our disposal.

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“For sure, our colleagues in Nigeria will adapt and we expect and hope that matters will be resolved in such a way that whatever tool that is at our disposal can be used to the fullest extent so that people get the right information at the right time and we can make progress in terms of our mission to vaccinate everybody and stop the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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