The General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor Williams Kumuyi, has said the church will continue to operate its Twitter account.
Kumuyi’s statement is coming few hours after the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye defied the Federal Government’s Twitter ban, saying tweeting is within the United Nations (UN) charter on human rights.
Reacting to the ban of the microblogging platform by the Federal Government, Kumuyi noted that the church has a global audience across five continents and 100 countries.
The cleric added that the content on the Twitter account of the church can be shared from any of the locations where the church is based across the world.
“In view of the Twitter ban in Nigeria, please note that the content shared on this handle is targeted at a global audience in more than 5 continents and over 100 Nations and we share the content from any of these locations.
“In view of the Twitter ban in Nigeria, please note that the content shared on this handle is targeted at a global audience in more than 5 continents and over 100 Nations and we share the content from any of these locations,” Kumuyi tweeted.
The Federal Government has last Friday announced the indefinite suspension of Twitter in the country, citing “the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.”
Subsequently, access to Twitter was blocked by telecommunication companies in the country, while users of the microblogging site have continued to make use of virtual private networks (VPN) to gain access to the platform.
But the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, on Saturday, ordered the prosecution of Nigerians who use Twitter during the period of the suspension.
The ban on the social media platform has been condemned by major stakeholders and the international community.