House Of Representatives Majority Rejects Lifting Of Twitter Ban In Nigeria bluebloodz.com has learned.
The Members of the House of Representatives on Thursday July 1, refused the removal of the suspension of Twitter’s operation in the country. This came after the House Committees on Information, ICT, Intelligence, Justice and Orientation were directed to look into the circumstances surrounding the suspension of micro blogging platform-Twitter by the Nigerian government.
However while the committees’ report were being considered, the Deputy Minority Leader of the House, Toby Okechukwu suggested an amendment to one of the recommendations.
The recommendation read;
“That the Federal Government should take into cognizance the negative effect of the Twitter suspension on Nigerians who depend on the platform for their livelihood.”
The motion was rejected by majority of the House when put to vote, after being seconded by another lawmaker.