Connect with us

Politics

Buhari’s ‘men’ return to Twitter after ban is lifted

Published

on

Following the announcement of the lifting of the ban on Twitter by the federal government, Nigerians had mockingly predicted the return of friends and cronies of President Muhammadu Buhari, who had abandoned the microblogging platform since June, 2021.

As predicted, some aides of President Buhari have returned to twitter, seemingly to the displeasure of some twitter users.

About four hours after the ban was lifted, Garba Shehu, the Spokesperson to the President, was the first among the bandwagon to make a tweet.

He posted, “Welcome back! Let me join fellow countrymen and women in welcoming the resolution of the impasse between the federal government of Nigeria and Twitter Inc., leading to the laying of a foundation for a mutually beneficial future with endless possibilities.

READ ALSO: My govt will not relent in fight against bandits – Buhari

“I join the leaders of government in appreciating all Nigerians, ‘especially the vibrant Nigerian youths who have borne with the long wait to resolve this impasse,” and as the government statement clearly says, the gains made from this shared national sacrifice are immeasurable.

“We hope that this will be appreciated by all. The nation comes first. Once again, welcome back!”

Shehu’s tweet before today’s was on May 31, 2021.

Also, Bashir Lawal, the Personal Assistant to the President on New Media has returned to twitter.

At about 10 am today, he posted this: “Peace be upon you and your family”

His last tweet before today’s was made on June 4, 2021.

By Oluwatobi Odeyinka

Join the conversation

Opinions

Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

11 − 10 =

Investigations