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Nigeria: Twitter

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL828, tabled on 8 June 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have had any discussions with the government of Nigeria about that government's decision to ban Twitter; if so, what response they have received; and if not, whether they plan to do so.

Answered on

21 June 2021

We are concerned by the Nigerian Government's suspension of Twitter in Nigeria. Our High Commission in Abuja and likeminded countries issued a statement supporting freedom of expression and representatives met the Nigerian Foreign Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, to discuss the suspension and statement.