A group of non-governmental organisations has said the prolonged ban of Twitter in the country, is a disservice to the federal government itself and the citizens.
Enough is Enough Nigeria, Paradigm Initiative, Media Rights Agenda, and Socio-Economic Rights And Accountability Project, at a press conference in Lagos Monday said the ban has taken a toll on Nigerians, especially those making their livelihood on the internet as well as access to information by Nigerians.
Recall that on June 4, the Nigerian government announced the ban of twitter, two days after the site took down a controversial tweet by Mohammadu Buhari, the President of Nigeria.
Although the government said it banned Twitter because it was being used by warmongers to destabilise the country, critics condemned the ban, saying it is one of the attempts by the Buhari-led administration to gag the civic space.
Speaking during the news conference on Monday, Executive Director of Enough is Enough Nigeria Yemi Adamolekun said the ban has been a disservice to Nigerians, as the social media platform was a major channel of communication for many.