The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers,(GOCOP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to rescind his government’s decision to suspend Twitter in Nigeria, pointing out that the order, is a major setback for online publishing and other businesses.
Penpushing reports that, President of the body, Dotun Oladipo and General Secretary Danlami Nmodu in a statement on Monday, noted that twitter is what they(members), rely on the social media as platform for mass circulation and marketing of their businesses.
.”We believe this suspension will ruin our businesses and shrink the democratic space. Even more, this action will leave many social media handlers who work full time doing legitimate businesses jobless. This will compound the already troubling unemployment situation in the country’, the statement reads.
“We believe this action is more injurious to the survival of Nigerian young business entrepreneurs who rely on Twitter. Also, government’s move is a major setback for information dissemination, growth of the media, information technology sectors among others in Nigeria’.
“We note that there are also millions of Nigerians who use Twitter to ventilate their democratic right of freedom of expression responsibly. The suspension clearly shrinks the democratic space’, the publishers emphasised.
Penpushing further reports that, Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) advised the President to explore alternative means of relating with Twitter to resolve whatever difference that have arisen, stressing need to lift the order suspending Twitter in Nigeria immediately.
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