Media aides of President Muhammadu Buhari, as well as Federal Ministries, have resorted to using Facebook to disseminate information following the suspension of the operations of micro-blogging platform, Twitter, by the Federal Government.
A check on the handles of presidential aides like Garba Shehu, Femi Adesina, Lauretta Onochie, Bashir Ahmed and some federal parastatals by Ripples Nigeria on Sunday, revealed that with the suspension of Twitter, they have all turned to using Facebook to pass information and activities of the government.
Before now, the presidential media aides have been very active on Twitter with many of them abandoning their Facebook accounts, but with the ban on Twitter, all of them have reactivated their accounts and have been posting updates ferociously.
It was reported on Friday that the Nigerian government had suspended activities of Twitter from operating in the country barely 48 hours after the tech site deleted a tweet by Buhari which the government considered as vindictive.
In a statement issued by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed by his media aide, Segun Adeyemi, the government had said:
“The Federal Government has suspended, indefinitely, the operations of the microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, in Nigeria.