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Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has praised the country’s suspension of access to Twitter in a tweet posted on Sunday.
The governor said that Nigeria has taught the United States lesson in how to deal with big tech tyranny.
His tweet was in defilement of an order by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to prosecute any Nigerian caught using Twitter after its suspension.
Malami in a statement gave orders to the director of public prosecution of the federation to “swing into action and commence in earnest the process of prosecution of violators of the Federal Government de-activation of operations of twitter in Nigeria.”
The governor in his tweet at 9:37 pm, violated the suspension of Twitter by the Nigerian government.
He tweeted, “Based Nigeria: African country teaches US lesson in how to handle Big Tech tyranny.”
The governor has over 1.9 million followers and known to be active on Twitter. His wife, Hadiza and son, Bashir are also active Twitter users.
The governor was criticised by some Twitter users who asked if he would also be arrested.
A tweep, Kanmi (@sunkyjay) queried, “I still wonder what you people talk about at your meetings. Do you just say ‘What’s the way backward’ because there’s nothing forward about this government. Maybe Malami will get you arrested too.”
This post was written by Obiajulu Joel Nwolu.
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