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Senate President Ahmad Lawan has spoken on the suspension of microblogging and social network platform, Twitter by the federal government.

Lawan explained that Nigeria and the social network platform need each other, calling for an amicable resolution of the feud with Twitter.

The Senate President disclosed this at a briefing in Abuja to mark the second anniversary of the 9th Senate today, Friday, June 11.

According to him, “Our belief is that Nigeria needs Twitter just as Twitter needs Nigeria. Our expectation is that we will be able to resolve this issue.

“But beyond that, I am optimistic and I believe that all of us would have learnt our lessons. ”He gave assurance that the nation would overcome its security challenges.

He added: ”I believe this is the worst level we could get to. We cannot go beyond this level, it could only be better. I believe we are going to gave a reversal of this situation very soon.

“We shouldn’t despair, we shouldn’t be despondent. We should have hope and optimism that our situation will be better.”

Techeconomy.ng can report that the social media giant remained suspended in Nigeria by the federal government despite all interventions from all and sundry.

This medium previously reported that Nigerian Economic Summit Group and economic experts had described the federal government’s ban on a social media network, Twitter, as ill-advised.

The NESG explained that the small and medium entrepreneurs, and other businesses would suffer, saying that the ban would compound Nigerians’ economic woes.

Others who spoke include a former President of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria, Sam Nzekwe; a Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Prof Akpan Ekpo; the Association of Small Business Owners of Nigeria and the Lead Director, the Centre for Social Justice,  Eze Onyekpere.

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They lamented the impact of the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria on businesses, warning that the development was capable of triggering more job losses in the country

 

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