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House of Reps Takes Position on Twitter Ban

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Members of the House of Representatives have declared support for the indefinite suspension of the micro-blogging site, Twitter by the federal government.

The lawmakers on Thursday also rejected moves to lift the Twitter ban in the country.

It was gathered that, the decision was taken during plenary while the House was considering the report of its Committee on the issue.

After the Twitter ban by the federal government, the Green Chamber of the National Assembly had mandated its Committees on Information, ICT, Intelligence, Justice, and Orientation to investigate the circumstances of the suspension.

During the report consideration on Thursday, the Deputy Minority Leader of the House, Toby Okechukwu suggested an amendment to one of the recommendations.

The recommendation asked that “the Federal Government take into cognizance the negative effect of the Twitter suspension on Nigerians who depend on the platform for their livelihood” and lift the suspension.

As a custom, another legislator supported the motion.

But when it was put to vote, the majority of the lawmakers rejected the motion for the Twitter suspension to be lifted.