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Pastor Adeboye reacting to the protest

General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has said that his church will not be complying with the Federal Government’s directive that Nigerians should no longer use Twitter.

It will be recalled that the Nigerian Government suspended all activities of Twitter in Nigeria last week. Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami also ordered the prosecution of any Nigerian still using the micro-blogging site.

In a series of tweets on his Personal Twitter Handle, Adeboye wrote; “The Redeemed Christian Church of God is domiciled in more than 170 Nations & Territories. The tweets here are in accordance to Article 19 of the UN universal declaration of Human Rights.”

Last week, Nigeria’s Minister for Communication, Lai Mohammed, ordered the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC to order all telcos in the country to block access to Twitter.

The directive has been largely criticised with many saying it was an encroachment of the rights to free press and media.

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