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Twitter Users To Wait For 10 Days More As House Of Reps Sets Up Committee To Investigate Legal Implications

by Anita Ogona

The Green chamber after a rowdy session has decided to investigate the decision of the executive to ban the operations of Twitter in Nigeria.

Addressing members on the resumption of plenary after a two-week break  today, Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila said the investigation is to determine whether due process was followed in making the decision.

Gabjabiamila noted that the chamber will also consider the legal frameworks upon which the federal government made the decision.

He added that the Minister of Information and Tourism, Lai Mohammed, will also be invited to brief the House on the decision.

The Speaker said the relevant House Committees of Communication, Justice, and Legal Matters, and Information are to submit a report within 10 days to enable the House to take an informed decision on the ban. Gbajabiamila said while Twitter has been an important means of communication and business for the younger generation of Nigerians, the government has a responsibility to ensure it is not used to undermine national security.

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