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Nigeria and Twitter need each other —Senate President

The President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan has condemned the recent feud between the Federal Government of Nigeria and microblogging and social network platform, Twitter, saying they need each other.

Speaking during a briefing in Abuja to mark the second anniversary of the 9th Senate, Senator Lawan said:

“The Honorable Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has informed Nigerians that the government is talking with Twitter to resolve this matter.

“Our belief is that Nigeria needs Twitter just as Twitter needs Nigeria. Our expectation is that we will be able to resolve this issue.

“But beyond that, I am optimistic and I believe that all of us would have learnt our lessons.”

Speaking on the security challenges bedeviling the country, the Senate President said:

“I believe this is the worst level we could get to. We cannot go beyond this level, it could only be better.

“I believe we are going to gave a reversal of this situation very soon. We shouldn’t despair, we shouldn’t be despondent.

“We should have hope and optimism that our situation will be better.”

“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,” he said

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