- A presidential aide, Garba Shehu, has reacted to claims that he made comments about Twitter's choice of Ghana as its Africa base
- Garba Shehu also absolved the presidency of reacting to the issue
- There have been mixed feelings in Nigeria over Twitter's planned office in Ghana
A presidential aide, Garba Shehu, has denied making comments on Twitter's choice of Ghana as its Africa base.
The spokesperson to the president in a tweet on Tuesday, April 13, explained that people who bear the same name with him may have commented on the issue.
He noted it would be a case of mistaken identity to link him or the presidency to the issue.
''I did not comment on the Twitter choice of Ghana as their Africa base. There are many who have the same names with me. It will be mistaken of anyone to attribute a quote to me or even the Presidency that my verified handles did not bear.''
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Legit.ng recalls that Twitter, the American micro-blogging and social networking service, selected Ghana as the headquarters for its operations in Africa.
The announcement was made by the company's CEO Jack Dorsey in a tweet on Monday, April 12.
In his tweet, Dorsey stated that:
''Twitter is now present on the continent and thank Ghana and President Nana Akufo-Addo.
A blog post on Twitter's official website was attached to Dorsey's tweet giving further details.
Meanwhile, the decision of Twitter to make Ghana their African HQ has caused a lot of reaction on social media with many Nigerians unhappy about the development.
To some, the decision to snub the most populated black country on earth is due to the many problems afflicting it. The commentators have raised the issue of electricity and insecurity.
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Aggrieved citizens blamed the All Progressives Congress (APC) government headed by President Muhammadu Buhari for Twitter's decision to snub Nigeria.
In another news, Senator Shehu Sani, a former federal lawmaker, has begged Snap Inc, the American company that owns Snapchat, a popular multimedia messaging app, to establish its office in Kaduna state when it decides to come to Africa.
Sani made the plea in a tweet sighted by Legit.ng which he posted on Tuesday, April 13.