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Twitter Suspension: US, UK, EU, Others are Hypocrites, says Lai Mohammed

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has on Friday, June 11, 2021, slammed the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union and other countries that criticised the suspension of social media giant, Twitter.

Mohammed, who described the foreign countries as hypocrites, said their views were purely based on economic reasons and not because they love Nigeria.

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The minister said this on NTA’s ‘Good Morning Nigeria’ programme on Friday.

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Mohammed added that both the EU and the UK were already working on social media regulations and wondered why Nigeria was being accused of stifling free speech.

He noted, “The EU has recommended the same thing and Britain only on Wednesday spoke about a law that would regulate the social media. This is why I say they are being hypocritical. Like I said, I don’t like commenting on issues that have to do with relations with Nigeria and other countries but clearly speaking, they are being less than honest.”

Mohammed said the Federal Government had constantly reached out to Twitter to bring down divisive comments like those of separatist leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who was fond of calling Nigeria a zoo.

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