The immediate past president of the United States, Donald Trump, is happy over the decision of the Nigerian government to ban Twitter.
In a message to the President Buhari-led administration, Trump congratulated the country for taking such a drastic move after the site pulled down the Nigerian leader’s tweet.
In the brief statement, posted on his personal website, www.donaldjtrump.com, and sighted by REPORTERS AT LARGE, the former American president predicted that from now onwards, competitors will not only emerge, but they will also overtake the bird app and take hold of the social media space.
Speaking further, Trump called for more countries to follow Nigeria’s example.
His words: “Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their President. More COUNTRIES should ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open speech—all voices should be heard. In the meantime, competitors will emerge and take hold.
“Who are they to dictate good and evil if they themselves are evil? Perhaps I should have done it while I was President. But Zuckerberg kept calling me and coming to the White House for dinner telling me how great I was. 2024?”
Meanwhile, the ministry of foreign affairs on Monday, June 7, in a statement signed by the ministry’s spokesperson, Ferdinand Nwonye, said the federal government had not listed conditions to lift the suspension of Twitter in the country.
The statement was titled, ‘Clarification of comments by the honourable minister of foreign affairs at his meeting with envoys.’