President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari keeps mum on Twitter ban

NEWS DIGEST – President Muhammadu Buhari has turned down a question on the suspension of operations of Twitter in Nigeria.

During an interview on Arise TV monitored by THE NEWS DIGEST, Buhari when quizzed on when the Twitter ban would be lifted, declined to comment, saying he would “keep” the answer to himself.

“I will keep that to myself,” Buhari said.

The News Digest reports that in a statement last week, Minister of information and Tourism Lai Mohammed had announced the indefinite suspension of Twitter’s operations in Nigeria.

He stated that the government was forced to act because of “the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.”

The suspension of the social media service has continued to spark widespread outrage with many Nigerians, condemning the move.