Billionaire businessman and politician, Ned Nwoko has said that he is ‘wholeheartedly’ in support of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ban on Twitter.
Nwoko said this while speaking at a June 12 lecture organised by the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Abuja Council.
“On the current issue with Twitter in Nigeria, I wholeheartedly support the position of the Federal Government,” he said.
According to him, social media needs to be controlled and regulated in countries.
“There should be a measure of control and regulation for social media in countries where they have a presence,” he said.
Nwoko added that social media platforms must pay taxes to governments and provide employment for some Nigerians for the over 100 million population that subscribed to their services.
Recall the Buhari-led government suspended Twitter indefinitely in Nigeria citing the persistent use of the platform for activities capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.