We Are Working To Restore Access In Nigeria – Twitter
American social networking service Twitter has revealed that it is working to restore access to its services in Nigeria.
The micro-blogging platform made this known in a statement on Saturday following its suspension by the Federal government.
“We are deeply concerned by the blocking of Twitter in Nigeria,” Twitter’s public policy team tweeted on Saturday.
“Access to the free and #OpenInternet is an essential human right in modern society.
“We will work to restore access for all those in Nigeria who rely on Twitter to communicate and connect with the world. #KeepitOn”
The Federal government of Nigeria had, on Friday, announced the suspension of Twitter in the country.
The suspension was disclosed by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, via a statement issued by the Ministry’s spokesperson, Segun Adeyemi.
The statement accused Twitter of allowing its platform to be used for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.
Meanwhile, this suspension came two days after the social networking service had deleted a tweet from President Muhammadu Buhari’s official account.