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#TwitterBan: ‘FG trampled on our fundamental human rights’ – Desmond Elliot

The lawmaker representing Surulere at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Desmond Elliot, has said the Federal Government has trampled upon our fundamental rights as a people by banning Twitter operations in Nigeria.

Mr. Elliot therefore, called on FG to immediately reverse the decision which, according to him, puts it against the people.

The lawmaker in a twitter thread said, “I want to admonish our government to always remember that the people’s right to express themselves freely must not be compromised. This ban, no matter the reasons proffered tramples upon our fundamental rights as people.

“In a democratic society like ours, we must weigh the economic and social impact of this ban on the populace — especially our teeming youths and entrepreneurs who depend solely on this platform to carry out their legitimate business.

“In the past, our government have shown the required goodwill to stand on side of the people even when it’s not too convenient for them to do so. I believe that this won’t be an exception. I want to appeal to the government to reconsider this ban in the interest of our people and our country at large.”

Elliot joins prominent Nigerians, entertainers, civil society groups and the Newspaper Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria who have called on the Muhammadu Buhari-led government to reverse the ban.

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