Rescind #TwitterBan – U.S. to FG

…says restricting the ability of Nigerians to report, gather, and disseminate opinions and information has no place in a .”

By Our Reporter

Abuja (Precise Post) – The government has called on Nigerian government to respect its citizens’ right to by reversing the indefinite suspension of Twitter as restrictions to access or dissemination of information has no place in .

The made the call on Thursday condemning the Nigerian government for its decision and targeting individuals who use the social media site, including Nigerian broadcasters.

“Unduly restricting the ability of Nigerians to report, gather, and disseminate opinions and information has no place in a ,” U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a statement.

and access to information both online and offline are foundational to prosperous and secure democratic societies,” the statement read

“We support Nigeria as it works towards unity, peace, and prosperity. As its partner, we call on the government to respect its citizens’ right to by reversing this suspension,” the U.S. added.

The Nigerian government suspended Twitter’s activities in the country last Friday after the social media giant deleted a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari which it deemed as inciting violence.

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