Sun. Sep 19th, 2021

Gatefield, A  Non Government Organisation (NGO) has on Thursday appealed to the Federal Government to reverse its ban on Twitter in the country.

Mrs Adewunmi Emoruwa, Lead Strategist, Gatefield made the appeal in a statement  on Thursday in Abuja.

Emoruwa said Gatefield being an international public strategy and communications firm saw governments decision to ban Twitter as  ill-timed because of its importance at this particular period in the country.

“Several Nigerian individuals and entities in the digital communications sector have already had contracts with global organisations that they serve terminated. 

“Mr President, our country needs more revenue and more opportunities. The citizens need jobs. This decision robs us of these opportunities.

“We play by the rules. Since no Nigerian law criminalises the use of any social media platform for expression, communications, and business, we will continue to use the Twitter platform to get our work done.

“We understand the consequences of telling the truth. But, unfortunately, the cost of indifference is much more than we can afford to bear,” she said.(NAN)

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