A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, on Friday, faulted the decision of the Federal Government to suspend Twitter operations in Nigeria.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, had earlier on Friday announced the suspension of Twitter activities in Nigeria.
In a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Segun Adeyemi, the minister said the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence as the reason for the government’s suspension of its operation in the country.
Falana, who spoke to journalists shortly after the announcement, said the development showed that President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended Chapter IV of 1999 Constitution.
He said the suspension of Twitter operation was also contrary to the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act which seeks to expand information and access to it.
He also predicted that the federal government would soon suspend international news networks like CNN, BBC, and Al Jazeera for alleged breach of the country’s broadcasting code.