BREAKING: FG summons UK, US envoys over comments on Twitter ban

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The Federal Government on Monday summoned the envoys of the United States, United Kingdom, and the European Union in Nigeria over comments on the suspension of Twitter in the country.

The invitation was contained in a statement issued and made available to newsmen on Monday by the spokesman of the Crisis Monitoring and Public Communications Division of the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kimiebi Ebienfa.

According to the statement, the meeting is scheduled to take place by 12pm at the Minister’s Conference Room, 8th Floor.

“I am directed to inform that following the recent ban on Twitter by the Federal Government and Press Statement issued by some Heads of Diplomatic Missions Accredited to Nigeria on the subject matter, the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency, Geoffrey Onyeama has invited the affected Ambassadors to a meeting today at 12 noon”.

Recall that following the suspension of the microblogging platform, the invited envoys had jointly kicked against the decision of the Federal Government stressing that banning systems of expression is not the way forward.

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