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.
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.”
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.
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.