Nigeria’s ruling party, The All Progressive Party (APC) has advised the youth to develop their own social media platforms as an alternative to twitter which was banned days after the President’s tweet was deleted.
This call on the youth was made by Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe who is the APC’s caretaker national secretary. According to him, the youth of Nigeria have what it takes to build a befitting platform of their own.
“The APC believes that the country has the potential and talents that can develop alternative and competitive applications to existing platforms in the world.” APC’s statement read.
The party statement added further that, “Twitter’s suspension will undoubtedly serve as a positive trigger to unleash the creative potentials of Nigerians in the global digital space.”
“This is a challenge to our vibrant youths with such talents. They will get support in the exercise from relevant federal government agencies as well as the numerous Information and Communication Technology (ICT) training and research establishments in the country.” the party said.
This advice is an indication that the government is not ready to resolve issues with the social media giant any time soon. Meanwhile, Twitter has earlier lamented the suspension by the Federal government.
Responding to the ban, the platform said “the announcement made by the Nigerian government that they have suspended Twitter’s operations in Nigeria is deeply concerning.