Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has stated that the Federal Government could have found better ways to handle the use of Twitter in the country.


The governor of Lagos said the FG should take the economic impact of the ban into consideration in a chat with Arise TV on Monday 7th June.

Sanwo-Olu said; 

“Federal government can handle this a lot better. Because of the number of eCommerce, the number of youths doing digital stuff on the internet, and we cannot throw that away and say it’s not happening. I believe there could be a lot of restraint and better management from both sides. 

“On both sides, there are issues that can be resolved between Twitter and the government and I think what they’ve done is not a ban but a suspension like they said, so in the period of suspension let us sit down.

“If we have 40 million users of that micro-blogger and another country has five million and they chose to take their investment to a country that  have five million compared to a country with 40 million. It speaks to the reason we need to have that conversation with them. Probably if they have an office here things would have been done a lot quicker and better.”

It is no news that a ban has been placed on the use of Twitter in Nigeria however Nigerians are finding many ways and means to continue to use the microblogging platform.



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