Former US President Donald Trump has “congratulated” Nigeria over the recent suspension of the activities of Twitter in the country.
On June 4, Lai Mohammed, minister of information, had ordered the “indefinite” suspension of Twitter in Nigeria for enabling its platform to be used for actions that “undermine Nigeria’s business existence”.
The announcement came just days after President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet was removed off Twitter.
Trump commended the federal government on the decision in a statement on Tuesday, and urged other countries to follow suit.
“Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their President. More COUNTRIES should ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open speech—all voices should be heard,” the statement reads.
“In the meantime, competitors will emerge and take hold. Who are they to dictate good and evil if they themselves are evil? Perhaps I should have done it while I was President. But Zuckerberg kept calling me and coming to the White House for dinner telling me how great I was. 2024?”