Babajide Sanwo Olu, the Lagos State Governor, said if Twitter had an office in Nigeria, resolving the current Twitter ban initiated by the Buhari regime would have been easier. The governor made the suggestion in an interview with Arise TV on Monday.
Mr Sanwo-Olu noted that he cannot categorically say if the federal government’s action against Twitter is wrong or right because he does not have the same prognosis as the president.
He alluded that the government had only suspended Twitter operations in Nigeria, rather than outrightly banning it. He further suggested that Twitter and the government should come together to resolve the issues rather than allow it to continue to degenerate to the detriment of the economy. “On both sides, there are issues that can be resolved between Twitter and the Government.
So in the period of suspension let us sit down. If we have 40 million users of micro-blogging user and they chose to take their investment to country with five million users, it speaks to the reason why we also need to have that conversation with them so that perhaps if they have an office here things would have been done along quicker and better,” he said.