William F. Kumuyi, the General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, has explained why the church still tweet using his personal Twitter handle, despite the ban in the country by the Federal Government.
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The Nigerian government has said it will prosecute citizens who still use the microblogging platform, despite banning its operations in the country last Friday.
However, Nigerians have been using Virtual Private Network (VPN) to bypass the suspension.
Kumuyi, who has also been tweeting via his official Twitter account, said his messages are targeted at a global audience in over 100 nations, adding that his tweets are shared from any of those locations.
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“In view of the Twitter ban in Nigeria, please note that the content shared on this handle is targeted at a global audience in more than 5 continents and over 100 nations and we share the content from any of these locations,” he tweeted.
The church’s position comes hours after Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), said the ban on Twitter’s operations in the country is against “Article 19 of the UN universal declaration of Human Rights”.
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“The Redeemed Christian Church of God is domiciled in more than 170 Nations & Territories”, Adeboye tweeted.
“The tweets here are in accordance to Article 19 of the UN universal declaration of Human Rights.
“Everyone has the right to freedom and opinion of expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive, and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”