The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has told diplomatic communities the Nigerian government took action against twitter to safeguard unity of the country.
The minister however, seeks understanding of diplomatic communities on the matter and join the country in fighting insecurity.
Mr Onyeama said this at a meeting with some envoys, adding that Twitter’s operations in Nigeria will be restored only if the platform can be used “responsibly.”
Asked when the ban will be lifted, Onyeama said there is no definite timeline for that, but added: “The condition would be responsible use of the social media and that really has to be it.”
“We are not saying that Twitter is threatening the country or any such thing; why we have taken this measure is to stop them to be used as platforms for destabilisation and facilitation of criminality or encouragement of criminalities,” he also said.
Recall that the Nigerian government had on Saturday ordered the indefinite suspension of the microblogging site over alleged compromise of the country’s security.
The Nigerian Communications Commission, also on Monday directed a media organisations to suspend use of twitter for any of its communications.