The United States of America, USA, under the leadership of President Joe Biden, has on Saturday, condemned the ban on Twitter by President Muhammadu Buhari’s Federal Government, on Friday, saying that it sends a poor message to its citizens, investors, and businesses,
In a statement, the US Mission in Nigeria said that the Nigerian 1999 Constitution, as amended, provides for freedom of information.
The statement reads: “Nigeria’s Constitution provides for freedom of Information. The Government’s recent #Twitterban undermines Nigerians’ ability to express this fundamental freedom and sends a poor message to its citizens, investors and businesses. Banning social media and curbing every citizen’s ability to seek, receive, and impart information, undermines fundamental freedom.
“As President Biden has stated, our need for individual expression, open public conversation, and accountability has never been greater. The path to a more secure Nigeria lies in more, not less communication, alongside concerted efforts toward unity, peace, and prosperity.”
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