Buhari’s Indefinite Suspension Of Twitter Operation Ill-advised, Says Gatefield

Buhari’s Indefinite Suspension Of Twitter Operation Ill-advised, Says Gatefield
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By Joel Ajayi

An  International Public Strategy and Communications Firm known as Gatefield has joined millions of Nigerians to lend her voice to condemn the indefinite suspension of the operations of Twitter, the micro-blogging and social networking service, in Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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The group described the shocking action of Mr President as ill-advised, blunder, and a big mistake.

Gatefield  expressed her displeasure through a statement signed by the Lead Strategist of the firm Adewunmi Emoruwa on Wednesday in Abuja in an open letter titled “President Buhari, #KeepitOpen: Our letter to President Buhari on the ill-advised Twitter ban.”

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According to the statement, as an international public strategy and communications firm with a duly registered and tax-paying Nigerian the entity, we will not hesitate to say this: your government’s decision to ban Twitter is ill-advised and a big mistake.

“Several Nigerian individuals and entities in the digital communications sector have already had contracts with global organizations that they serve terminated. Mr. President, our country needs more revenue and more opportunities. The citizens need jobs. This decision robs us of these opportunities.

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“We play by the rules. Since no Nigerian law criminalizes the use of any social media platform for expression, communications, and business, we will continue to use the Twitter platform to get our work done.

“We understand the consequences of telling the truth. But, unfortunately, the cost of indifference is much more than we can afford to bear.” The statement read.

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