‘Nigeria needs Twitter’ – Senate President
NEWSMAN, Abuja – Senate finally broke its silence on the Federal Government ban on Twitter microblogging platform on Friday when its President, Ahmed Lawan, said Nigeria needs the social media platform just as it needs the country.
Lawan in a statement at a briefing in Abuja to mark the second anniversary of the 9th Senate on Friday.
He said the Senate was convinced that the Federal Government and Twitter would eventually resolve their difference.
He said, “The Honorable Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has informed Nigerians that the government is talking with Twitter to resolve this matter.
“Our belief is that Nigeria needs Twitter just as much as Twitter needs Nigeria.
“We believe that the matter between Twitter and the Federal Government of Nigeria will be resolved”, he assured.
He said but beyond that, I’m an optimist, I believe all of us will have learnt our lessons.
I believe we are going to have a reversal of this situation very soon. We shouldn’t despair, we shouldn’t be despondent. We should have hope and optimism that our situation will be better, Lawan stated.