Twitter Ban: Actor Yemi Solade Reacts, Pledges Support

Nollywood actor, Yemi Solade has reacted by pledging support to the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to suspend indefinitely the operations of the microblogging platform, Twitter in Nigeria.

The Buhari-led government directed telecom operators in Nigeria to deactivate Twitter by midnight on Friday.

This comes after the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Friday, in a statement released by his media aide, Segun Adeyemi, announced the suspension of Twitter’s operations in Nigeria indefinitely.

Mohammed also directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to immediately commence licensing all OTT and social media operations in the country.

Reacting to the new development, the actor applauded the federal government revealing that white supremacy needed to be curbed to the barest minimum. He also noted that the platform had continued to undermine and insults Nigerians, citing a prominent pastor who had once being insulted by the platfrom.

”I think Twitter went too far insulting the president of Nigeria and, by extension, insulting all o us. Some two hundred million, the most populous black nation on earth. This isn’t the first time Twitter would try to humiliate Nigerians. The white supremacists should be curb sometimes. I support my president this time, and the best the presidency could do is banning it for now which is an appropriate thing to do”

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