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Pastor Adeboye Defies Twitter Ban, Says Tweeting Is Within UN Universal Human Rights

Pastor Adeboye has reacted to the ban on Twitter by the Nigerian government.

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye has defied the federal government’s indefinite suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria.

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KanyiDaily recalls that the Federal Government had suspended Twitter operations indefinitely in Nigeria on Friday, June 4, 2021.

Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed said the government was forced to act because of “the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence”.

Reacting to the ban on his Twitter page on Monday, Pastor Adeboye said tweeting is in accordance with Article 19 of the UN universal declaration of human rights.

“The Redeemed Christian Church of God is domiciled in more than 170 Nations & Territories. The tweets here are in accordance to Article 19 of the UN universal declaration of Human Rights,” the cleric tweeted.

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The suspension comes just two days after Twitter deleted President Buhari’s tweet which threatened to deal with “pro-Biafran secessionist” in “the language they will understand”.

Twitter said the offensive tweet violated the social media company’s abusive behavior policy, leading to a 12-hour suspension of President Buhari’s account.

Meanwhile, the federal government has said the operations of Twitter in Nigeria will be restored only when “responsible communication” can be assured on the platform.

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