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Reps Probe Twitter Suspension In 10 Days – Summon Lai


The House of Representatives has said it will pride the suspension of American company Twitter from operating in Nigeria.

The investigation shall hold within 10 days. The probe will u unravel factors responsible for the Federal Government’s decision against Twitter in Nigeria and the laws upon which the action was based.

Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila in his opening address at the plenary on Tuesday, noted that the micro-blogging platform had become a huge communication tool and platform for enterprise especially for the teeming youth in the country.

Gbajabiamila also noted that the lawmakers had been inundated with protests and demands for intervention by the parliament.

The Speaker, however, admitted that the House also needs to hear from the government, especially the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who issued the directive suspending the social media app in the country.

Gbajabiamila, therefore, mandated the relevant committees of the House to invite Mohammed to explain the decision by the government and the reasons and bases for it.

The committees, which he ordered to start work immediately, are to report back within 10 days.


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