The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has deactivated his Twitter account following the suspension of the platform.
He announced this on his Facebook page this evening, Tuesday, March 8th while sharing photo as evidence of his account’s deactivation.
Recall that the social media giant was banned by the Nigerian government after the App deleted a controversial comment made by President Muhammadu Buhari, in which he made reference to the Nigerian Civil War.
The comment caused national outrage, as Nigerians condemned and reported his tweet on the platform which led to the tweet been deleted.
However, despite the ban, the AGF Malami, took to the banned platform to deactivate his account. Also the Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai also tweeted on Sunday despite the ban.
Amidst criticism following the the government’s order, Malami had on Saturday directed the Director of Public Prosecutions in his office to begin the process of prosecuting violators of the government decision.
In a post on his verified Facebook page on Tuesday, the Attorney General posted a screenshot from the Twitter app showing his account has been deleted.
“My Twitter account deactivated,” he wrote.
Meanwhile, many Nigerians have been using Virtual Private Networks to access Twitter.