The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has blamed the media and those classified as unpatriotic Nigerians for Twitter’s choice of Ghana as its headquarters in Africa.
Twitter had said that it chose Ghana as its Headquarters in Africa for being a champion of democracy and being a country where there is rule of law among other reasons.
But on Thursday, the minister said twitter’s decision was because Nigeria has been de-marketed by the media and unpatriotic Nigerians.
He accused the media of exaggerating the challenges in the country and further added that it got worse during the #EndSARS protest. The Minister also said that this will serve as a lesson to those that de-market the country.
“At no time was this worse than during the #EndSARS protest when Nigerian journalists both traditional and new media were trying to outdo themselves in painting Nigeria as a hell where nobody should live.
“When they all conspired to vilify not just the government but the people of Nigeria. We are not saying that you should not criticise the country but be fair and patriotic. When you destroy your own house, where are you going to live?
“You can imagine the kind of job opportunities that citing that headquarters in Nigeria would have generated, the kind of visibility it would have given Nigeria but we destroyed it. It is what the insiders say about their country that the outsider will use to judge and condemn the country,” Lai Mohammed said.
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