ABUJA – The Joint minority caucus of the National Assembly has called on Nigerians to defy the Federal Government’s order and continue using the Virtual Private Network (VPN) to send out tweets on Twitter.
This position was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday by the Minority Leader of the Senate, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe (PDP); and the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu.
The statement titled “NASS Joint Minority Caucus Asks Nigerians to Continue Using Twitter” described the ban as draconian and that many Nigerians are losing their source of livelihoods as a result of the decision.
The opposition lawmakers also dismissed threats by the government to arrest and prosecute Nigerians for using twitter, calling on Nigerians to “go ahead and use their Twitter (handles) as they would not be contravening any law in Nigeria or any international statute.”
The Joint Caucus vehemently berates the APC-led government for abandoning its duty of addressing the serious economic and security problems confronting our nation to rather focus on dissipating energy victimizing Nigerians over their disagreement with Twitter for deleting a post by an individual.
The Caucus thereafter counsels the Federal Government to swallow its pride, accept its misdoing and go and settle whatever issue it has with Twitter instead of this resort to inflicting pains on Nigerians.
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