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.

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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.

Source; Ghgossip.com

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