President Muhammad Buhari has avoided the thrown at him over the suspension of operations of the microblogging and social networking service, Twitter in Nigeria.
In a statement last week, Minister of information and Tourism Lai Mohammed had announced the indefinite suspension of Twitter’s operations in Nigeria some days back.
He also mentioned 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 was reported that the suspension of the social media service has continued to spark widespread outrage with many Nigerians, condemning the move.
But during an interview on Arise TV monitored by The Nation, 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. However, people are still going against the suspension by using to bypass the restrictions by using the Virtual Private Networks(VPNs) to access their accounts.