Focus On Real Problems, Twitter Not Food – Daura Lawmaker Tells Nigerians

June 23, 2021
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Recall that the federal government, on June 4, suspended Twitter from operating in the country.

Countries, organisations, and individuals in the United States and overseas slammed the judgment, calling it an infringement on freedom of expression.

Mr Muhammad, a member of Buhari’s constituency, believes that social media needs to be regulated in order for youths to prioritize Nigeria and address actual issues.

The congressman expressed displeasure with Nigerian youths, saying that Twitter was not the meal that Nigerians needed.

The lawmaker said this on Tuesday during the investigative hearing organised by the House joint committees on Information, National Orientation, Ethics and Values alongside the National Security, Justice and Commerce, on the suspension of Twitter.

“For God sake, what is social media? Are we eating social media? Let us go back to the resources, and harvest them, and let keep this thing aside, and face the real problem in Nigeria.

“My colleagues have spoken the mind of their constituents. If I would speak the mind of my constituents, I would include the president, because out of 360 of us, I am the only one voted by the president. Look, Nigeria first, let us be honest to ourselves, let us call a spade a spade,” he said.

He added that if Twitter was not suspended after they pulled down Buhari’s tweet, the insults to the sovereignty of Nigeria would have been more.

“We should please regulate the media.

“If the minister did not ban Twitter on the instruction of the President, the kind of insults to the sovereignty of Nigeria from the users of Twitter would be more than what we are facing.

“Let us tell ourselves the truth, Nigeria comes first. Sometimes, when I am reading tweets, I am disappointed with the youths (because) we are the future of Nigeria,” he added.

Meanwhile, Buhari has set a team to dialogue with Twitter on the suspension of the micro blogging site in the country.

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