The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has broken his silence on the suspension of Twitter operations innthe country by the Federal Government.
Speaking with journalists at the National Assembly complex in Abuja, on Friday, Lawan said the country needs the microblogging site, Twitter.
According to the Chairman of National Assembly, the Senate is optimistic that the Federal Government and Twitter will eventually resolve their differences.
“The honourable minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, informed Nigerians that they are talking with Twitter to resolve this matter. Our belief is that Nigeria needs Twitter just as much as Twitter needs Nigeria.
“We believe that the matter between Twitter and the Federal Government of Nigeria will be resolved.
“But beyond that, I’m an optimist, I believe all of us will have learnt our lessons,” Lawan said.
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, had announced the suspension of the social media platform last Friday.
He accused Twitter of “threatening the existence of Nigeria.”
The action of the government came after the microblogging platform took down a controversial tweet of President Muhammadu Buhari.