Lai Mohammed, The Minister of Information and Culture, has reacted to the decision of some Nigerian prominent man of God for not comply with the Twitter Ban
The Information Minister maintained that the power to decide who to prosecute for using Twitter despite the ban lied with the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.
Mr Lai Muhammamed said this in an Interview with BBC Africa Focus on Monday night, when asked if Adeboye will be prosecuted for using Twitter.
Nig24news report that Adeboye had justified his use of Twitter with Article 19 of the United Nations, UN, Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).
Pastor Adeboye tweets, insists RCCG will not comply with FG’s Twitter ban
In a tweet, the RCCG General Overseer said the church is domiciled in over 70 countries of the world, hence the need to continue tweeting.
However, Mohammed insisted that Nigerians who accessed Twitter, including Adeboye, after the ban, would be prosecuted.
The minister stressed that the use of Twitter was undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.
“The government has suspended indefinitely, the operations of Twitter in Nigeria because of the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence and the government
“Also directed the National Broadcasting Commission to immediately commence the process of licencing all social media operations in Nigeria.
“The attorney-general has made it clear that if anyone violates the regulation, that such person will be prosecuted. I think it is the right of the attorney-general to decide who to prosecute,” he said.