Some Nigerian have taken to social media platforms to react to the decision of the federal government to lift the ban on Twitter’s operations in Nigeria.
The announcement on the lifting of the ban comes 222 days after the suspension of Twitter’s operation in Nigeria.
Taking the decision to suspend Twitter’s operations at time — on June 5 — the federal government had said the microblogging platform was allowing content that “undermine” Nigeria’s corporate existence.
However, following the reversal of the ban on Wednesday, there were mixed reactions on social media.
Below are some reactions on Twitter.
Great News for Nigeria People and Busineses,
Buhari regime backs down on Twitter ban after 222 days.
— Chris Kirwa (@chriskirwa) January 12, 2022
I thought Buhari will lift twitter ban if Nigeria promise him third term ? ?
APC don loose guard
— sun (@iamnelsun) January 12, 2022
Welcome back to @Twitter Nigeria!
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) January 12, 2022
My people stay calm, no vex buhari before midnight.
— Fatima Khan (Mrs) (@RubbyQueen__) January 12, 2022
Here wondering what Buhari first post will be like. CMs will be chaotic
— Lay Low (@Thinnygram2) January 12, 2022
Buhari will be dealt with on twitter tomorrow, the DSS should be prepared for massive arrest and intimidation
— Temitope Adedigba? (@tooshtpain1) January 12, 2022
Buhari was impressed by the Super Eagles performance yesterday and decided to lift the ban on Twitter..
— Ghost (@Awwal_Gimba) January 12, 2022
Twitter ban that Buhari was supposed to lift on the eve of the 2023 presidential election.
This APC no even get liver???
— 'Fisayo Soyombo (@fisayosoyombo) January 12, 2022
I'm really pained that Buhari had that much power to do as he pleased concerning one of the most fundamental tenets of democracy. WE WILL NEVER FORGET.
— Owai King Ibe (@OwaiKingIbe) January 12, 2022
Short story on the ban of twitter in Nigeria ??
Buhari gained nothing
Buhari achieved nothing
Buhari ruined a lot of businesses online
Can't wait for his first tweet,the ratio go maddd?
— EKENE???? (@lastbornn_) January 12, 2022
Buhari will turn off his comment section for one week.
U can't ban twitter for 6 months and come and tweet in peace?
— RIco Swavey ???? (@iamricoswavey) January 12, 2022
Buhari should just delete his account and never return back on Twitter anymore. Else whoever is managing the account will be frustrated.
— Opeyemi Ayoola (@Ope_Ayoola) January 12, 2022
VPN spoiling my battery had to be the only thing Buhari achieved with this Twitter ban. Sai Baba
— ?PASCAL? (@_iSUAVE) January 12, 2022
On behalf of all well wishers, wailers and hypocrites around d country, we want to thank u 4 lifting d twitter ban, we appreciate u everyday president Buhari. Thank you for reaching agreement with twitter. Looking forward to see ur tweets and @BashirAhmaad tweets.
— Northerner (@Northerner0) January 12, 2022
The Twitter ban ruined lives and destroyed small businesses. It was needless and unproductive. The government did not achieve anything banning Twitter in Nigeria ??. I honestly hope this never happens again.
— Dr. Dípò Awójídé (@OgbeniDipo) January 12, 2022
What has the Buhari Administration gained from Twitter ban?
May we never elect a president like Buhari again. pic.twitter.com/o6s6pHz94c
— Leeward Iyke ? (@Leeward_IK) January 12, 2022
Twitter ban is finally lifted to take effect from midnight today. You people should not abuse Buhari again o if not it's your phones they will seize ?
— BLACK JAMES BOND ? (@BabyBoyCayana) January 12, 2022
*When Buhari finally tweet*
His comments section:??? pic.twitter.com/lmkkMbxK0e
— Iykology (@Iykology_) January 12, 2022
By overturning Twitter Ban, Buhari just called back about 100 million Nigerians back from around the world on VPN???
— Alasaki サキ (@aalasaki) January 12, 2022
I hope Twitter didn't give in to buhari and his government demands
— Ekovert Of wall street???? (@heisekovert1) January 12, 2022
— Stephen Echefu (@echepops) January 12, 2022