House of Assembly Direct Nigerian to Ignore federal government ban on twitter

The joint minority caucus of the Senate and the Home of Representatives has referred to as on Nigerians to disregard the ban positioned by the Federal Authorities on Twitter and proceed to make use of the social media platform.

The Nationwide Meeting caucus described the ban as draconian.

The group decried that many Nigerians are shedding their sources of livelihood to the motion.


The Minority Chief of the Senate, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe; and Minority Chief of the Home, Ndudi Elumelu, said this in a press release issued on Wednesday, titled ‘NASS Joint Minority Caucus Asks Nigerians to Proceed Utilizing Twitter.’

Based on the assertion, the joint caucus met over the ban by the All Progressives Congress authorities and “restates its condemnation of the embargo as draconian and unacceptable.”

The opposition lawmakers additionally dismissed threats by the federal government to arrest and prosecute Nigerians for utilizing twitter, calling on Nigerians to “go forward and use their Twitter (handles) as they’d not be contravening any regulation in Nigeria or any worldwide statute.”

The Joint Minority Caucus acknowledged the provisions of Articles 19 and 20 of the United Nations Constitution on Elementary Human Rights, which Nigeria is a signatory to, in addition to provisions of Sections 39 and 36 (12) of the 1999 Structure (as amended), and notes that by these provisions nobody will likely be violating any regulation for utilizing Twitter in Nigeria.