The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has rejected the ban placed on mircoblogging site, Twitter, by the Federal Government.
Adeboye, who has a large following within and outside the country, in a tweet on Monday, said tweeting is in accordance with Article 19 of the United Nations universal declaration of human rights, adding that his church is present across the world.
“The Redeemed Christian Church of God is domiciled in more than 170 nations and territories. The tweets here are in accordance with Article 19 of the United Nations universal declaration of human rights,” he tweeted.
Article 19 of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights read: “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”
The Federal Government had last Friday suspended the operations of Twitter in the country, barely two days after the social media platform deleted a tweet by President, Muhammadu Buhari.
Despite the man, many Nigerians have been using Virtual Private Networks to access Twitter, a move which has further infuriated the government as the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, on Saturday said that those still tweeting would be prosecuted.