By Henry Okonkwo
An aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has criticised the National Broadcasting Commission for ordering broadcast stations to deactivate their Twitter accounts when President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo still had active accounts on Twitter.
NBC had earlier directed broadcast stations to “de-install Twitter handles and desist from using Twitter as a source of information gathering for news and programmes presentation, especially phone-in”.
According to the commission, the decision followed the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria by the Federal Government over the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining the corporate existence of Nigeria.
Reacting to this, Omokri said, “How can the NBC direct all Nigerian stations to deactivate their Twitter profiles when General Buhari and VP Osinbajo haven’t deactivated theirs and when El-Rufai is still tweeting?”