Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has admitted not knowing the exact implications of the ban imposed on twitter operations in Nigeria by the Federal government.
Sanwo-Olu, in an interview on Arise TV, said he does not have the same prognosis as the President and Commander-in-Chief, and so cannot say if the sanction on twitter is right or wrong.
“Why I would not want to unnecessarily join issues around the Twitter, just last week I was on a fact finding tour to some of the tech hubs in Lagos; flutter wave, impact hub… We went round to encourage our great youths who are entrepreneurs in that space and we’ll continue to support them.
“Regarding the specifics around Twitter, I cannot sit down here with all of the responsibilities that I have and fly the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. He would have the prognosis and security information that I do not have and I cannot begin to say that was it done is right or wrong.”
Sanwo-Olu however suggested that both sides — Twitter and the Federal government — should come together to resolve the issues at hand.
“On both sides, there are issues that can be resolved between Twitter and the Government and I think what they’ve done is not a ban but a suspension like they said, so in the period of suspension let us sit down…we need to have that conversation with them,” he explained.