The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has asked citizens to follow its account on Twitter, saying that the account was finally back on the microblogging and social networking service.
In a post via its official Facebook page, the anti-graft agency has said, “EFCC’s Twitter is Back! Follow us on Twitter, as we make the EFCC accessible to the public. Let us engage for a better country, Nigeria, free of economic and financial crimes”.
However, the request has been greeted with a lot of ridicule from Nigerians as shown in some of the responses below:
Engr Tchidi Okike, a Project Engineering Manager at United Fertilizers and Agrochemicals LTD said, “So all of una don miss Twitter, but still dey maintain”.
Buchy Uchendu who hailed from Port Harcourt asked, “So una miss Twitter too? Please ask Baba Lai what FG gain from the Twitter ban”.
It was a different perspective entirely for Tantoluwa Panox who called the notice of the EFFC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa to the need to have decorum, saying, “Dear Abdulrasheed, fighting corruption is not like playing computer games, stop personalising it. Get to work professionally, remove your diapers and work without sentiments……..do not be selective and the praise will come naturally”.
Recall that the Nigerian government under President Muhammadu Buhari banned Twitter operations in the country between June 5, 2021 and January 13, 2022 after the micro blog deleted an inciting post against the Biafrans from the President’s twitter.
The ban which lasted a whole 222 days was said to have cost Nigeria the loss of $1.5 billion.