The federal government criticised social media giant, Twitter, for deleting a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari which warned of strong actions against secessionists.
The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday, June 2, said Twitter’s role is suspicious and Nigeria would not be fooled, The Punch reported.
He accused the social media giant of bias on issues concerning Nigeria’s domestic affairs.
According to Mohammed, the president has the right to express his idea on the current security challenges.
The minister accused of double standards, faulting the social media giant for allegedly ignoring inciting tweets by the secessionist groups against Nigeria.
He said stated:
”Twitter may have its own rules; it’s not the universal rule. If Mr. President, anywhere in the world feels very bad and concerned about a situation, he is free to express such views.
“Two, any organisation that gives directives to its members, to attack police stations, to kill policemen, to attack correctional centres, to kill warders, and you are now saying that Mr. President does not have the right to express his dismay and anger about that? They are the ones guilty of double standards.”