The Canadian High Commission in Nigeria, has urge the Nigerian government to uphold the freedom of speech by Citizens in the Constitution.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, had announced the suspension of Twitter following the decision of the social media giant to delete a tweet by the President, Muhammadu Buhari.
But Nicolas Simard, Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria said this in a series of tweets with #TwitterBan while reacting to the suspension of Twitter by the Federal Government.
Responding, Simard tweeted, “Freedom of speech used responsibly online and offline, and access to reliable information are fundamental human rights protected by Nigeria’s Constitution and a cornerstone of democratic life around the world.
“These human rights should be fully protected while preventing inflammatory rhetoric and hate speech that could fuel tension and conflict.”
In the light of the above, Nigeria has now joined Countries including China, Iran, North Korea have also banned or temporarily suspended Twitter.