#TwitterBan: Sheikh Gumi Says FG Cannot Fight The Media
Popular Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has called on the federal government to “have a wide chest” in accepting criticisms from Nigerians.
The cleric who made this call on Saturday June 5, while speaking with DAILY POST in reaction to the federal government’s ban of Twitter in Nigeria, advised the Buhari-led administrations to show maturity in its actions by not fighting the media but open to criticisms.
He stressed that social media platforms have allowed both the government and the citizens to always state their sides on issues.
According to him: “The Federal Government should show more maturity in its actions, they can’t fight the media. The Federal Government should have a wide chest to accept criticism.
“They should not fight the media; platforms like Twitter, Facebook and other social media have given people the opportunity to hear from both sides.
“The Federal Government should try to be honest, frank and to engage. Government should have a wide chest not to allow delinquent youths to anger it into massacring people. The government should express such maturity to allow criticism and act accordingly.” he said.