Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has accused the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu of choosing Twitter to “destabilise Nigeria”
Mohammed made this remark in an interview with BBC News Africa.on Monday evening, June 7.
He wholeheartedly supported the ban on twitter by the Federal Government, insisting that government won’t allow any separatists to set the country ablaze.
In his word,
“The government has suspended indefinitely the operations of Twitter in Nigeria because of the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.
“The government also directed the regulatory agency which is the National Broadcasting Commission to immediately commence the process of licensing all OTT and social media operations in Nigeria.
“The main reason for this is because of the persistent use of Twitter in particular for activities that are inimical to the corporate existence of Nigeria.”
Mohammed mentioned that IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu uses Twitter as his platform of choice to destabilise Nigeria.
“Twitter is actually the platform of choice for the separatist leader who resides outside Nigeria but issues directives for his members to attack the symbols of authority such as policemen, soldiers, correctional centers, electoral offices and this has been done willfully and consistently without consequences using always the Twitter platform.”
Mohammed, however noted that the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, is in charge of what prosecution would be handed to persons violating the Twitter ban.