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Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture has stated that the decision of Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, to disobey the federal government ban on Twitter in Nigeria will not go unpunished.
The minister stated this in an interview with BBC Africa Focus on Monday Night., when he was asked if Adeboye will be prosecuted for using Twitter, he noted that the power to decide who to prosecute for using Twitter despite the ban lie with the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.
Pastor Adeboye, while justifying his use of Twitter despite the ban via a tweet cited Article 19 of the United Nations, UN, Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).
The RCCG General Overseer added that the church is domiciled in over 70 countries of the world, hence the need to continue tweeting.
However, Mohammed insisted that Nigerians who accessed Twitter, including Adeboye, after the ban, would be prosecuted.
The minister stressed that the use of Twitter was undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.
“The government has suspended indefinitely, the operations of Twitter in Nigeria because of the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence and the government
Also directed the National Broadcasting Commission to immediately commence the process of licencing all social media operations in Nigeria.
“The attorney-general has made it clear that if anyone violates the regulation, that such person will be prosecuted. I think it is the right of the attorney-general to decide who to prosecute,” he said.
Meanwhile, the founder of Deeper Life Bible Church, Williams Kumuyi also disobeyed the Twitter ban.
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