Nigeria’s Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has reacted to the decision of the federal government to ban the micro-blogging site, Twitter indefinitely.

The Senate President in his reaction, called for an amicable resolution to the current face-off between the government and the social media platform.

Senator Ahmad Lawan in his submission stated that it has become clear that Nigeria needs Twitter and Twitter needs Nigeria, adding that he believes all parties have learnt their lessons.

It will be recalled that the federal government last week through the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced an indefinite suspension of the activities of Twitter in Nigeria, accusing the social media platform of undermining the nation’s sovereignty as well as efforts at tackling insecurity by its actions.

The Senate President who made his view on the matter known during a briefing in Abuja to mark the second anniversary of the 9th Senate called for an amicable resolution of the matter.

He said: “Our belief is that Nigeria needs Twitter just as Twitter needs Nigeria.

“Our expectation is that we will be able to resolve this issue.

” But beyond that, I am optimistic and I believe that all of us would have learnt our lessons,

On the general insecurity ravaging the country, Lawan said things can no longer get worse than they already are, expressing optimism that the situation will get better going forward.

I believe this is the worst level we could get to. We cannot go beyond this level, it could only be better.

“I believe we are going to have a reversal of this situation very soon. We shouldn’t despair, we shouldn’t be despondent. We should have hope and optimism that our situation will be better,” he added.


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