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#TwitterBan: Britain, Sweden And Canada Reacts

Britain, Sweden and Canadian Embassies in Nigeria has reacted to the Federal Government’s ban of Twitter in Nigeria. Taking to their respective Twitter handles to condemn the ban, 

Swedish Embassy In Nigeria wrote:

“Nigerians have a constitutional right to exercise their freedom of expression and a right to access of information. This must be respected. Safeguarding free, independent media and civic spaces for democratic voices is an important part of Sweden’s #DriveForDemocracy #TwitterBan”

British Deputy High Commissioner in Abuja wrote:

“All Nigerians have the right to freedom of speech and the responsibility not to misuse that right. Any action taken by Government must be measured, proportionate and not supress basic freedoms.”

 

Canadian Embassy wrote:

“Freedom of speech, used responsibly online and off line, and access to reliable information are fundamental human rights protected by #Nigeria’s constitution and a cornerstone of democratic life around the world. (1/2) #TwitterBan”

“These #HumanRights should be fully protected, while preventing inflammatory rhetoric and hate speech that could fuel tension and conflict. (2/2) #TwitterBan #Nigeria”

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