Following a directive from Nigerian Communications Commission- NCC, Telecommunications Operators, and service providers have blocked access to Twitter and made it not assessable in Nigeria!
This was confirmed by I Get Talk, that the Twitter platform, both mobile app and website, has been shut down and not assessable in Nigeria.
Conforming to the directive from the NCC to take down Twitter as ordered by Buhari, through the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, headed by Lai Mohammed, The Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria- ALTON, confirmed that Twitter has been taken down in Nigeria, in the statement below;
“We, the Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) wish to confirm that our members have received formal instructions from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the industry regulator to suspend access to Twitter.
“ALTON has conducted a robust assessment of the request in accordance with internationally accepted principles.
“Based on national interest provisions in the Nigerian Communications Act, 2003, and within the licence terms under which the industry operates; our members have acted in compliance with the directives of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) the industry regulator.
“We will continue to engage all the relevant authorities and stakeholders and will act as may be further directed by the NCC.
“We remain committed to supporting the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and upholding the rights of citizens.
“As an industry, we endorse the position of the United Nations that the rights held by people offline must also be protected online. This includes respecting and protecting the rights of all people to communicate, to share information freely and responsibly, and to enjoy privacy and security regarding their data and their use of digital communications.”
Now that the social media giant has been shut down in Nigeria, here is how you can still assess your Twitter in Nigeria.