GOCOP to Buhari: Suspension of Twitter major setback for online publishing, others



The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to rescind the decision to suspend Twitter in Nigeria.

GOCOP made this call in a statement signed by its President, Mr. Dotun Oladipo and General Secretary, Mr. Danlami Nmodu on Monday.

According to GOCOP, the suspension of Twitter is a major setback for online publishing and other businesses which rely on the social media platform for mass circulation and marketing of their businesses.

“We believe this suspension will ruin our businesses and shrink the democratic space.

“Even more, this action will leave many social media handlers who work full time doing legitimate businesses jobless. This will compound the already troubling unemployment situation in the country.

“We believe this action is more injurious to the survival of Nigerian young business entrepreneurs who rely on Twitter.”

Also, government’s move is a major setback for information dissemination, growth of the media, information technology sectors among others in Nigeria.