FG Blames The Nigerian Media For Twitter’s Choice of Ghana Over Nigeria For Its African Headquarters
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has in an interview on Thursday in Abuja, blamed the Nigerian media for Twitter’s choice of citing its African headquarters in Ghana rather than Nigeria noting that Nigeria with about 25 million twitter users against Ghana’s eight million users would have been the preferred choice but the media has done more to paint Nigeria as a hell where nobody should live than reporting her growth and advancement. .
“The reasons cited by Twitter for siting the headquarters in Accra, Ghana is that Accra is a champion of democracy and there is rule of law in the country, among other reasons and this is what you get when you de-market your country”.
“The media is more to blame for this which most times exaggerates the challenges in the country. At no time was this worse than during the #EndSARS protest when Nigerian journalists both traditional and new media were trying to outdo themselves in painting Nigeria as a hell where nobody should live.
“When they all conspired to vilify not just the government but the people of Nigeria,’’ he said.
Recall that Twitter Chief Executive Officer, Jack Dorsey, had on Monday, April 12, 2021 announced via his twitter handle that the company is actively building a team in the West African country in line with its growth strategy as it hailed Ghana as a supporter of free speech, online freedom, and the open internet and would cite its African headquarters there.