Kano users praise Buhari for suspending Twitter


A cross section of Kano residents have commended the Federal Government for suspending access to micro-blogging site and social media network Twitter.

Some of the residents who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Kano expressed joy over the suspension.

A university student Yunusa Abdulkadir described the suspension by the Federal Government as timely.

He said: “Although I do a lot of scholarly research on crypto currency and other issues related to my field of study on twitter, I am happy with the suspension.”

Another respondent Usman Kabir said he opened an account since the advent of Twitter, but their mode of operations had never appealed to him.

He said: “The platform has bred very disrespectful people, who spoke in many languages and insulted everyone, since there was no regulation.

“The suspension is in fact long over due, because the country has suffered a lot as a result of mobilisation by some unpatriotic citizens who want to wreak havoc in the country.”

A female user of the platform Sakina Habib said she was hurt by Twitter’s decision to delete a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.

She noted that while some people, who used the platform to instigate others against the country got away with it, Twitter deleted a warning to stop violence in the country.

Habib added that the suspension of the platform was indeed “good riddance to bad rubbish”, as the platform had done more harm than good to the country recently.