HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SAYS IT WOULD INVESTIGATE THE FACTORS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S DECISION TO BAN TWITTER IN NIGERIA IN TEN DAYS.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on June 9, 2021
The House of Representatives has said it would within ten days investigate the factors responsible for the Federal Government’s decision to ban twitter in Nigeria and the laws upon which the action was based.
The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila in his opening address at the plenary noted that the Micro-bogging platform had become a huge community tool and platform for enterprise, especially for the teeming youths in the Country.
Gbajabiamila also noted that the lawmakers had been inundated with protests and demands for intervention by the Parliament.
The Speaker, however noted that the House also needed to hear from the government, especially the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed who issued the directive suspending the social media App in the Country.
Gbajabiamila, therefore mandated the relevant committees of the House to invite Mohammed to explain the decision by the government and the reasons and it based its decision.s
He directed the committees to start work immediately and to report back within ten days.