Fatahu Muhammad, member representing Daura Federal Constituency of Katsina State in the House of Representatives, has defended the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria.
Muhammad, during plenary on Tuesday, said Nigerian youths should focus on real problems confronting the country.
The lawmaker stated that the country cannot eat social media, adding that energy should be channeled into real resources that can be harvested.
“For God’s sake, what is social media? Are we eating social media? Let us go back to the resources, and harvest them, and let keep this thing aside, and face the real problem in Nigeria,” he said.
On June 4, the Federal Government suspended Twitter from operating in the country.
The government has received backlashes over the decision from local critics and the international community.
Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information, has alleged that the microblogging platform is being used to undermine the cooperate existence of the country.