Mr Macaroni, Don Jazzy and Erigga are among several Nigerian celebrities who reacted to the reversal of the ban on Twitter operations in the country.
In June 2021, the federal government announced the indefinite suspension of Twitter’s operation after the microblogging platform deleted tweets by President Muhammadu Buhari.
It had attributed the suspension to “the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence”.
But on Wednesday, the government announced that the ban had been lifted. It also said that it had reached an amicable resolution with Twitter on various terms and conditions given to the micro-blogging platform.
The government’s reversal of the Twitter ban has continued to elicit reactions on social media platforms, with several celebrities sharing their views.
In a Twitter post, Mr Macaroni taunted the government, asking if “they are tired of sustaining the ban”.
“Oh Oh… e don tire una? Welcome back ooo. You people banned yourselves not twitter. Na una go!! We never left,” he wrote in a mixture of English and Pidgin.
Oh Oh… e don tire una?
Welcome back ooo.
You people banned yourselves not twitter. Na una go!! We never left.
— DeboMacaroni (@mrmacaronii) January 13, 2022
On his part, Don Jazzy wrote: “Thank God they are lifting the ban. I have loads of goodies incoming for you guys. It’s going to be a year like never before. Be ready.”
Thank GOD they are lifting the ban. I have loads of goodies incoming for you guys. It’s going to be a year like never before. Be ready.
— I AM A MAVIN (@DONJAZZY) January 12, 2022
Joining the fray, Erigga attributed the federal government’s move to the 2023 general elections.
So them feel say we no know say Na because of sElection una open Twitter back? 😂😂😂
— 𝙴𝚛𝚒𝚐𝚐𝚊 (@erigganewmoney) January 13, 2022
Sharing a similar sentiment, Tacha, ex-BBNaija housemate, wrote: “Funny how the government is unbanning Twitter just in time for the elections! all to gain cheap points!! Funny people.”
Funny how the government is unbanning Twitter just in time for the elections! all to gain CHEAP points!! Funny people🚶♀️
— TACHA🔱🇳🇬🇬🇭 (@Symply_Tacha) January 13, 2022
Here’s is what other celebrities had to say:
I hear Twitter ban in Nigeria has been lifted
— Uche Jombo Rodriguez (@uchejombo) January 12, 2022
— Dj Switch (@dj_switchaholic) January 12, 2022
The Federal Government should just say they have decided to come back to Twitter instead of claiming to lift the ban.
— Frank Edoho (@frankedoho) January 12, 2022
In time for election season https://t.co/xXgFEOY8fp
— Ebuka Obi-Uchendu (@Ebuka) January 12, 2022
Twitter must really have an effect on elections. How convenient.
— Nse Ikpe-Etim (@NseIkpeEtim) January 13, 2022
I beg of you, GET YOUR PVC!
— Laycon💡🐺 (@itsLaycon) January 13, 2022
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