The Government of Nigeria joins Indian microblogging site Koo after it banned Twitter in its country

Earlier this week, the Nigerian government indefinitely suspended Twitter in the country after it removed a contentious tweet that President Muhammadu Buhari made about a secessionist movement.

On Thursday, Koo co-founder and CEO Aprameya Radhakrishna announced that the Government of Nigeria has now joined the platform. 

Radhakrishna also teased that the platform may soon launch local language support in Nigeria. 

A few days ago, the Indian microblogging site also made its debut in Nigeria. 

The government’s first post on Koo announced the release of a documentary on Nigeria that will be aired on 12 June in commemoration of Democracy Day.  

Meanwhile, Twitter said on 5 June that it was “deeply concerned” by the blocking on Twitter in Nigeria. It also said that it is working to restore Twitter access in the country. 

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