FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INSIST THAT FACEBOOK, WHATSAPP AND INSTAGRAM MUST BE REGISTERED WITH NBC TO CONTINUE OPERATING IN NIGERIA.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on June 10, 2021
The Federal Government has insisted that all over the TOP platforms such as face book, WhatsApp and Instargram must register with the Corporate Affairs commission and be licensed by the National Broadcasting Commission to continue operating in the country.
It also rolled out conditions that Twitter must fulfill before the suspension of its operation in Nigeria could be lifted
Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed, while briefing state House Correspondent after Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja also said Twitter had reached out to the federal government for talks on resolving the issues that led to the suspension of its operations in Nigeria.
However, the opposition People Democratic Party PDP doubled down on mobilizing pressure on the federal government to reverse the suspension with a plea to the United State, United Kingdom, Canada, Saudi Arabia and others to impose a visa ban on President Buhari and Attorney General of the federation and ministers of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, and other cabinet members involved in stifling free speech in Nigeria.
Mohammed said Twitter has reached out to the federal government calling for a high level discussion to resolve its operation suspension issue
He stated that the micro-blogging platform was suspended because it provided an avenue for people threatening the corporate existence of Nigeria.
He also accused Twitter founder Mr. Jack Dorsety of helping to fund last October’s “end-SARS” protest while allowing the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB Nnamdi Kanu to use the platform to call for the killing of police men.
According to him there is no infringement on freedom of speech, with the suspension of Twitter people still use other platform, such as face book and instagram.