GPMI appeals to FG over Twitter’s ban

Global Peace Movement International UK, an anti curruption crusader organization based in UK with members from 25 countries of the world on Friday appeals to the Federal Government to reverse its decision over ban on Twitter in the country.

President General of the group Dr Mike Uyi made the appeal in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

Uyi said Global Peace Movement International being an international sees governments decision to ban Twitter as ill-timed because of the importance of the medium at this particular period in the country.

He said that different categories of Nigerians are using Twitter for different purposes including business, education among others..

He said that banning of Twitter would jeopardise millions of naira invested by individual and organisation through usage of social media platform.

“Several Nigerian individuals and entities in the digital communications sector have already had contracts with global organisations that they serve terminated.

“Mr President, our country needs more revenue and more opportunities. The citizens need jobs. This decision robs us of these opportunities.

“We play by the rules. Since no Nigerian law criminalises the use of any social media platform for expression, communications, and business, we will continue to use the Twitter platform to get our work done.

“We understand the consequences of telling the truth. But, unfortunately, the cost of indifference is much more than we can afford to bear,” He said.

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