Twitter Ban Lifted: See Reactions From The AppJanuary 13, 2022
Twitter Ban Lifted: Presidential Aspirant, Atiku Abubakar and many other ‘Tweeps’ react to the end of Twitter’s suspension in Nigeria
The Federal Government of Nigeria, yesterday, issued a statement informing the public that the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria was over, and the users were free to engage in the social media app again by 12am today. There were lots of tweets concerning Twitter’s ban been lifted.
Many of them were about the online businesses (vendors), using twitter as their main marketplace and had a very slow to no sales at all for over eight months since the ban. Now the app is legal again to operate on, they can resume business fully.
The former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar also tweeted about the damage the ban has done to small businesses trying to grow “The effects of the #TwitterBan, particularly on small businesses, was evident for all to see. I am glad that the ban has finally been lifted, and our young people who are already dealing with the challenging business environment can now have a breath of fresh air to thrive.”
Conspiracy theories also in the mix, that the release of the ban is a ploy from the Federal Government to reach a wider range of citizens via Twitter’s over 40 million Nigerian users, in their electoral campaign in 2023.
See snapshots of tweets below:
Nigerians being Nigerians, many made jokes and had laughs over the situation.
It is worthy to note that Twitter did NOT meet the requirements the Federal Government set forth before they would lift the ban. “It will be licensed by the broadcasting commission, and must agree not to allow its platform to be used by those who are promoting activities that are inimical to the corporate existence of Nigeria.” – Minster of Information and Culture of Nigeria, Lai Mohammed.