Lawmaker Fatahu Muhammad, a member representing Daura Federal Constituency of Katsina State in the House of Representatives, has told Nigerian youths that Twitter is not food, and they should not be so concerned about the ban.
He said this on Tuesday, during an investigative hearing on the Twitter suspension.
The hearing was organised by the House Joint Committees on Information, National Orientation, Ethics and Values alongside the National Security, Justice and Commerce.
Fatahu defended the suspension of the social media platform by the Federal Government, saying that social media should be regulated for Nigerian youths, while they face the real issues in the country.
“For God sake, what is social media? Are we eating social media? Let us go back to the resources, and harvest them, and let keep this thing aside, and face the real problem in Nigeria.
“My colleagues have spoken the mind of their constituents. If I would speak the mind of my constituents, I would include the president, because out of 360 of us, I am the only one voted by the president. Look, Nigeria first, let us be honest to ourselves, let us call a spade a spade.
“We should please regulate the media.
“Let us tell ourselves the truth, Nigeria comes first. Sometimes, when I am reading tweets, I am disappointed with the youths (because) we are the future of Nigeria,” he added.
There have been ongoing dialogues between the Federal Government and Twitter on lifting the ban placed on the microblogging platform.
Source: PM News
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