US former President, Donald Trump has hailed the Nigerian government for suspending Twitter activities in the country.
“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,” Trump said.
The once Twitter freak who also encouraged other countries to follow in Nigeria’s footsteps and ban Twitter and Facebook disclosed that he should have banned Twitter and Facebook when he was in the White House, but claimed he was discouraged by Mark Zuckerberg.
“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,” Trump added. “But Zuckerberg kept calling me and coming to the White House for dinner telling me how great I was.”
Trump’s utterance was posted to Twitter by reporters from several News platform because Trump himself is banned from that Twitter, as well as Facebook, over the deadly Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol by his supporters.
The Nigerian government banned Twitter last Friday after the platform deleted Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet for violating its abusive behaviour policy and several calls by Nigerians to take it down.