- The Socio-Economic Rights And Accountability Project (SERAP) might be taking legal action against President Muhammadu Buhari for suspending the use of Twitter in Nigeria
- SERAP made the disclosure on Twitter on Wednesday, January 12, after the Nigerian government announced the lifting of the ban
- According to SERAP, the suspension of Twitter by President Buhari's administration should not have happened at all
A civil society organisation, Socio-Economic Rights And Accountability Project (SERAP) has said that it would be taking legal action against President Muhammadu Buhari's administration for banning the use of Twitter in Nigeria.
The organisation reacting to the lifting of the suspension of Twitter by the Federal Government on Wednesday, January 12, said the ban is a travesty that should never have happened.
In a tweet shared by 10.10 pm on Wednesday, January 12, SERAP said the reason it would be taking legal steps against the present administration is to ensure that such an incident never happens again.
The organisation said that the Buhari administration has a legal obligation to effectively redress the consequences of the wrongful act of Twitter suspension.
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SERAP also urged President Buhari to immediately pay compensations to victims of the ban which it described as illegal.
"We'll see in court to seek orders for adequate compensation and guarantees of non-repetition for the Nigerian victims of the illegal Twitter ban."
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The lifting of the ban on Twitter by the Nigerian government has generated reactions from several quarters.
One of such reactions is from a senior advocate of Nigeria and the minister of state for labour and employment.
Festus Keyamo Keyamo said Nigeria is better off with all the conditions met by the microblogging site company Twitter.
FG finally lifts suspension on Twitter operations in Nigeria
After about seven months, the Nigerian government said it has now lifted the suspension of Twitter operations in the country.
Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, the director-general of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), made the FG's decision to lift the ban public.
Abdullahi explained that the development followed President Buhari's approval.
He said that the lifting of the suspension will take effect from 12 am, Thursday, January 13.