Twitter Ban: Nigeria Loses Over N200bn In 3 Months

Nigeria has lost over N200bn as a result of Twitter ban, which has been extended for another hundred days.

The country’s president Muhammadu Buhari had on June 4 suspended Twitter over the insincerity of the social media platform.

The suspension has caused the country to lose N247.61 billion, amidst inflation and low standard of living of country’s citizens that has crippled the economy.

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Punch reports that Nigerian Communication Commission had on June 5 directed Telcos to block their access to Twitter.

“We, The Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria wish to confirm that our members have received formal instructions from the Nigerian Communications Commission, the industry regulator, to suspend access to Twitter.

“ALTON has conducted a robust assessment of the directive in accordance with internationally accepted principles.”

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Meanwhile, the country’s Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has recently said it was planning to negotiate with Twitter that would soon lift the ban.

Twitter has formally written to seek dialogue with the Federal Government over the indefinite suspension of its operations in the country.

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the minister of Information and Culture, confirmed this when he featured on “Politics Nationwide,” a Radio Nigeria call-in programme monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

Abdullahi Abubakar

Abdullahi Abubakar is a graduate of the University of Maiduguri.He is a teacher and passionate about Journalism and writing in general. He works with Today Post as a senior Editor and is currently living in Gombe.

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