Federal Government has summoned the envoys of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and the European Union in Nigeria over their recent comments on the suspension of microblogging site Twitter in the West African Country.
This was contained in an invitation to pressmen issued by Kimiebi Ebienfa of the Crisis Monitoring and Public Communications Division of the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. According to the letter, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama will meet with the affected Ambassadors today in Abuja.
Recall that Canada, EU, UK, US, and the Republic of Ireland had in a joint statement said banning systems of expression was not the way forward. They expressed their disappointment over the Federal Government’s announcement suspending #Twitter and proposing registration requirements for other social media.
They restated their supports for the fundamental human right of free expression and access to information as a pillar of democracy in Nigeria.
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