After seven months of Nigerians using Virtual Private Network (VPN) to assess the microblogging app, Twitter, the Federal Government of Nigeria has finally lifted the ban on the operations of Twitter in the country.
This news was met by tweeps with mockery and a little bit of indifference.
Some tweeps accuse the government of incompetence as the ban yielded no result whatsoever. It was also stated that the ban was not effective as tweeps devised others means to access the microblogging with VPN which changes the user's location.
Also, some Twitter users are of the opinion that the lifting of the ban on the microblogging platform is related to the upcoming presidential election in 2023.
Some netizens have also said that they are patiently waiting for the first tweet of President Muhammadu Buhari and other politicians who backed the Twitter ban.
Buhari's first tweet after the ban is lifted isn't my concern cos obviously it will scripted, I'm patiently waiting for that of Bashir Ahmad, Adamu Garba, Malami & co. who actually backed the ban, thinking the govt can win Nigerians with tyranny.— Daniel Regha (@DanielRegha) January 12, 2022
Twitter must really have an effect on elections. How convenient.— Nse Ikpe-Etim (@NseIkpeEtim) January 13, 2022
Oh Oh… e don tire una?— DeboMacaroni (@mrmacaronii) January 13, 2022
Welcome back ooo.
You people banned yourselves not twitter. Na una go!! We never left.
FYI, Twitter did not meet the conditions.— Oke Umurhohwo (@OkeStalyf) January 12, 2022
Never forget. This is the tweet that got Twitter banned in Nigeria. A war criminal got in his feelings because a private platform deleted his genocidal tweet and decided to ban the app for millions of citizens. A shameless piece of graceless filth. pic.twitter.com/z0ycTMcA8M— ULOMA (@ulxma) January 12, 2022
So after President Comarade Meme's 7-month temper tantrum, his administration is now lifting the Twitter ban on January 13 because elections are coming?— David Hundeyin (@DavidHundeyin) January 12, 2022
I encourage them not to lift it. As if they ever had any kind of bargaining position.
Cow herding morons.
Rumor has it that Twitter ban has been lifted, it will be effective by 12am. I’ve now followed President Buhari’s account again. The day he returns to Twitter I’ll make sure I welcome him with a fat ratio.— Duke of Ibadan ?️ (@_AsiwajuLerry) 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
Blocked off Twitter for 7 months in Nigeria just to make a non-existent point.— Henry Nzekwe (@Henry_Kingg) January 12, 2022
Shamelessly walked back the ban after getting exactly nothing from Twitter.
Can't even be competent at being a dictator?
— QueenEsther Iroanusi (@QueenExtha) January 12, 2022
Twitter ban that Buhari was supposed to lift on the eve of the 2023 presidential election.— 'Fisayo Soyombo (@fisayosoyombo) January 12, 2022
This APC no even get liver???
Has Twitter paid tax to Nigeria? NO.— #OurFavOnlineDoc ?????? (@DrOlufunmilayo) January 12, 2022
Has Twitter built office in Nigeria? NO.
Could Nigeria enforce a total ban? NO.
Did the Nigerian Govt achieve anything reasonable with the Twitter ban? NO.
The 222 days Twitter Ban was a useless, wasteful, futile and totally foolish decision.