Nigeria lost $750 million – Reno Omokri explains reason for lifting of Twitter ban
Human Rights activist, Reno Omokri has stipulated some reasons why the government lifted the Twitter ban.
In a series of tweets on his page, The former Presidential aide, on Thursday, January 13 claimed that due to the ban placed on Twitter, Nigeria lost a huge sum of $750 Million.
It can be recalled that the Federal Government suspended Twitter operations in the country on June 5, 2021, about 222 days ago.
According to Reno Omokri, the lifting of the Twitter ban can be linked to the forthcoming 2023 general election.
His tweet reads;
“$750 million. In case you are wondering, that is exactly what Nigeria lost in 222 days of banning Twitter.
“So, if anybody is telling you that Nigeria won with the #TwitterBan, ask them to tell you what exactly Nigeria won. Nigeria lost big time!
“The claim that Twitter agreed to allow Buhari’s junta regulate Twitter users in Nigeria is as fakes as Buhari’s integrity.
“The expectation that Twitter would move from Ghana to Nigeria will never happen. Twitter did not beg. Buhari bulged because elections are here!”
In view of the ban, President Buhari subsequently established a seven-man Presidential Committee to engage Twitter, and another 20-member technical committee comprising all relevant government agencies was established to engage directly with the Twitter team.
However, an official statement on Wednesday, January 12 revealed that the suspension has been lifted.
According to the statement, the Federal Government asked Twitter to meet up with some conditions before the removal of the ban, and the social media giant has agreed to the conditions, with the execution of the agreement starting this week.