The United States of America has faulted the ban of Twitter by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
The position of the US on the issue was stated by its Mission in Nigeria in a statement on its website on Saturday.
It said as stated by President Joe Biden, the need for individual expression, open public conversation, and accountability has never been greater
The Federal Government had on Friday pronounced Twitter banned in the country.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced the ban.
Reacting, the US said in the statement: “Nigeria’s constitution provides for freedom of expression.
“The Government’s recent #Twitterban undermines Nigerians’ ability to exercise this fundamental freedom and sends a poor message to its citizens, investors and businesses.
“Banning social media and curbing every citizen’s ability to seek, receive, and impart information undermines fundamental freedoms.
“As President Biden has stated, our need for individual expression, open public conversation, and accountability has never been greater.
“The path to a more secure Nigeria lies in more, not less communication, alongside concerted efforts toward unity, peace, and prosperity.”