UPDATED: Nigeria Needs Twitter, Says Lawan
The Senate finally broke its silence on the Federal Government ban on Twitter microblogging platform on Friday when its President, Ahmad Lawan, said Nigeria needs the social media platform just as it needs the country.
Lawan stated this at a news briefing in Abuja to mark his administration’s second year in office
He said the Senate was convinced that the Federal Government and Twitter would eventually resolve their difference.
He said, “The Honorable Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has informed Nigerians that the government is talking with Twitter to resolve this matter.
“Our belief is that Nigeria needs Twitter just as much as Twitter needs Nigeria.
“We believe that the matter between Twitter and the Federal Government of Nigeria will be resolved.
“But beyond that, I’m an optimist, I believe all of us will have learnt our lessons,” he said