Nigeria’s first lady, Aisha Buhari, has deactivated her Twitter account following a short announcement on Friday evening.
Aisha Buhari Deactivates Twitter Account As Fg Denies Nigerians Access
“I will be deactivating my twitter account for now. Long live Federal Republic of Nigeria,” she wrote shortly before deactivating her account.
Mrs Buhari’s action followed the Nigerian government’s announcement that it is suspending the activities of the micro blogging platform in the country.
Nigerians as of Saturday morning could not access the social media network, except through Virtual Private Network (VPN) providers, who afford the opportunity to establish a protected network connection when using public networks.
As such, their Internet footprint does not bear Nigeria but the country the VPN changes to.
Information Minister Lai Mohammed, who had earlier claimed the platform’s objective in Nigeria was “suspect”, said the government had decided to ban it “indefinitely”, two days after Twitter deleted President Muhammadu Buhari’s post threatening violence.