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Nigeria needs Twitter – Senate President breaks silence on Twitter ban



President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has broken his silence on the suspension of Twitter by the federal government.

According to Lawan, the country needs Twitter as much as the social networking service needs Nigeria.

Speaking with journalists at the national assembly in Abuja on Friday, he said the senate is optimistic that the federal government and Twitter will eventually resolve their differences.

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“The honorable minister of information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, informed Nigerians that they are talking with Twitter to resolve this matter. Our belief is that Nigeria needs Twitter just as much as Twitter needs Nigeria.

“We believe that the matter between Twitter and the federal government of Nigeria will be resolved.

“But beyond that, I’m an optimist, I believe all of us will have learnt our lessons,” the Senate President said.

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Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, announced the suspension of the social media platform a week ago.

But when the national assembly resumed sitting on Tuesday, the senate, unlike the house of representatives, kept mum over the ban.

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