Ned Nwoko, a billionaire, has said he supports the Twitter ban on President Muhammadu Buhari.
“I fully support the Federal Government’s position on the current issue with Twitter in Nigeria,” he said.
Nwoko stated that during the lecture of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Abuja Council, organized by the Correspondents Chapel on July 12, 2008.
Social media in countries, according to him, must be controlled and regulated.
“In countries where they have a presence, a measure should be taken to control and regulate social media,” he says.
Nwoko also explained that Nigeria’s social media platforms have to pay government taxes and provide jobs for some of the Nigerians for the more than 100 million people who subscribe to their services.
Recall that the Buhari Government has indefinitely suspended Twitter in Nigeria, citing the continuing use of the Platform to undermine corporate life in Nigeria.
The government has noted the need to register and obtain licenses for Nigeria as well as social media platforms.