Nigeria House of Representatives reject lifting of Twitter ban

Nigeria House of Representatives reject lifting of Twitter ban

The House of Representatives on Thursday, rejected the motion seeking to lift the Federal Government’s ban on microblogging and social media platform, Twitter.

The rejection of the motion by the majority of the lower legislative chamber members follows the committee’s consideration which is set up for the matter.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, had on June 8, 2021, mandated the committees on Communication, Justice, Information,  and Culture; and National Security and Intelligence, to immediately commence an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the suspension of the operations of Twitter in Nigeria.

At the consideration of the report on Thursday, July 1, 2021, the Deputy Minority Leader of the House, Toby Okechukwu, suggested an amendment to one of the recommendations.