Twitter: Buhari refused to say when ban would be lifted

President Muhammau Buhari turned down a question on the suspension of operations of the micro blogging and social networking service, Twitter in Nigeria.

Indeed, a statement last week by the Minister of information and Tourism Lai Mohammed had announced the indefinite suspension of Twitter’s operations in Nigeria.

He stated that the government was forced to act because of “the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.”

However, during an the interview on Arise TV, Buhari was asked when the Twitter ban would be lifted, he declined to comment, saying he would “keep” the answer to himself.

“I will keep that to myself,” Buhari said.

Despite the Twitter ban; Nigerians have continued to bypass the restrictions by using the Virtual Private Networks(VPNs) to access their accounts.

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