News Flash: Reps Reject Lifting Of Twitter Ban
The House of Representatives opposed the lifting of Twitter’s suspension on Thursday.
iexclusive News Nigeria reports that the decision was made as the House was debating the report of its Committee on the subject.
The House had mandated its Committees on Information, ICT, Intelligence, Justice, and Orientation to investigate the circumstances of the federal government’s suspension, according to one online news portal.
Toby Okechukwu, the Deputy Minority Leader of the House, proposed a change to one of the recommendations during the report’s discussion.
“The Federal Government should take into account the harmful impact of the Twitter suspension on Nigerians who rely on the platform for their livelihood,” it says, and lift the ban.
When put to a vote, the proposal, which was seconded by another member, was defeated by the majority of the House.