The suspension of Twitter has been a tough pill to swallow, as I have been pondering on what our fundamental rights as citizens are and how much we Youths have to keep doing (because we are doing the best we can) in other to get the ideal life we desire.
It is public knowledge that Twitter is crucial to many Nigerian Youths because that is where their economic livelihood lies. And even for some has become a therapeutic tool to express and put their thoughts into writing. It is also evident the importance this app has to the older generation as we have seen political campaigns, promotions and worthy causes being carried out through this platform — indeed, Twitter is everybody’s social tool, the young and old.
As leaders we must not allow sentiments and emotions inform or overpower our judgments, especially those with outright adverse effects to the people we are serving.
I join the well meaning people of Nigeria to use this medium to appeal to the Federal Government to rescind the directive in the overall interest of the good people of our dear country, the Youth in especial.
— Asiwaju Seun Fakorede,
Hon. Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Oyo State: For the Nigerian Youths.