#Twitterban: Us, Uk, Eu Envoys Insist Nigeria Must Protect Freedom of Expression

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BY SHITTA SOFIYAT

The envoys of the United States, United Kingdom and the European Union in Nigeria among others, have insisted that the federal government’s suspension of twitter, is a violation of the fundamental human right of freedom of expression.

The envoys who met with the minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, in Abuja, urged the government to protect freedom of expression.

Us ambassador to Nigeria, Mary-Beth Leonards, who spoke on behalf of others said they were delighted to see Nigeria succeed, also noting that all challenges have solutions.

Meanwhile, the federal government says it would restore twitter operations in Nigeria if the platform would be used responsibly by the citizens.

While highlighting that the responsibility of the government is to protect law, order, and human lives, Onyeama made it clear that there is no definite time for lifting the ban.

SOURCE- CHANNELS

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