Nigeria’s Minister of Information Lai Mohammed has assured that Pastor Enoch Adeboye of RCCG church and other Nigerians who still use Twitter after the ban will be prosecuted.
Lai Mohammed made the statement during an interview with BBC Africa Focus on Monday, Monday, June 7, asserting that the Attorney-General, Abubakar Malami has the power to prosecute anybody that has failed to comply with the government’s suspension of Twitter.
The minister during the interview emphasized that the persistent use of Twitter in Nigeria is undermining the country’s corporate existence. Lai Mohammed assured that defaulters will be prosecuted.
The general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) on Monday insisted that using his Twitter account is in “accordance to Article 19 of the UN universal declaration of Human Rights.”
Deeper Life Bible Church, headed by Williams Kumuyi, also defended their use of the app, writing:
“In view of the Twitter ban in Nigeria, please note that the content shared on this handle is targeted at a global audience in more than five continents and over 100 Nations and we share the content from any of these locations.”