Aisha, who joined Twitter in February 2016 and has more than 1 million followers on Friday, appeared to be in solidarity with her husband’s government. She said she would delete her account.
After the Nigerian government banned the microblogging site, Aisha Buhari, the wife of President Mohamedu Buhari, announced the suspension of her Twitter account.
Nigeria’s information and culture minister, Lai Mohammed, had announced Twitter’s suspension in a statement by his media aide, Segun Adeyemi, on Friday.
The suspension of the Nigerian government came a few days after President Buhari’s post about the 1967 civil war was removed from the microblogging platform. The suspension of social media services was also shared on the Twitter account of the Federal Ministry of Information and has since sparked reactions from some Nigerians on Twitter.
A Nigerian government spokesman cited “continued use of the platform for activities that may disrupt the survival of Nigerian companies” as the reason for the suspension. Aisha, who joined Twitter in February 2016 and has more than 1 million followers on Friday, said she will delete her account, which appears to be in solidarity with her husband’s government.
“I will be deactivating my Twitter account for now. Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” she tweeted.