Sweden on Friday reacted to the indefinite suspension slammed on Twitter by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Nigeria’s federal government announced the ban of the micro-blogging app in the country’s cyberspace after President Buhari’s tweet was flagged by the company for violating one of its rules, referring it to as ‘genocidal’.
The European country in a tweet on its official handle called on President Muhammadu Buhari to respect ‘freedom of expression.’ It noted that Nigerians have a constitutional right to exercise their freedom of expression and a right to access information.
The tweet reads, “Nigerians have a constitutional right to exercise their freedom of expression and a right to access of information. This must be respected. Safeguarding free, independent media and civic spaces for democratic voices is an important part of Sweden’s #DriveForDemocracy #TwitterBan