Presidential spokesman accuses twitter of trying to divide Nigeria.


As controversy trails, the suspension of Twitter activities in the country, presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, has accused the microblogging company of being a promoter of division in Nigeria.

The Federal government on June 4, suspended Twitter, alleging that platform was being used for activities that “undermine Nigeria’s corporate existence”.

Mr Garba Shehu made this statement when he featured on Good Morning Nigeria, a programme on the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), on Monday, he justified the suspension of Twitter, saying the platform was being used to attack national cohesion and progress.

“I think in the last few days, we are seeing a firmer determination by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to tackle artificial divisions that are standing in the way of national cohesion and progress of the country,” he said.

“As I said, Twitter is one of them, but from the pronouncement of the president, in the interview he did on Arise TV and the one on NTA here, the speech he gave in Lagos and the broadcast he gave, I think they are suggestive of the fact that the growing heat in the country must not continue.

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