The International Press Institute led by its chairman Kabiru Yusuf has expressed concern over suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria by the federal government.
In a press statement jointly issued on Saturday by IPI Chairman Yusuf and Secretary Raheem Adedoyin, the institute described federal government’s action as detrimental to the free press in Nigeria which uses twitter as a major platform.
The statement reads in parts, “The International Press
Institute ( IPI) expresses concern over the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria by the Federal Government.
“The action is IPI notes the concern of the government on the use of twitter and other social media platforms to promote hate speech and disinformation. We urge twitter and other social media outfits to pay greater attention to the content they promote on their platforms which violate their own rules.
“IPI implores the Government to reverse the suspension of twitter operations in nigeria and engage in meanigful dialogue with the social media outfit on issues of concern to the government.”