Twitter Ban: FG Set To Dump Twitter, Registers On Indian App, Koo

Twitter Ban: FG Set To Dump Twitter, Registers On Indian App, Koo

President Muhammadu Buhari-led government after suspending the microblogging platform, Twitter despite calls

from international bodies to lift the suspension, has now registered on the Indian social media platform, Koo with

2,867 followers.

However, the Federal Government had on the new platform announced the opening of the Mobolaji Bank Anthony flagship

station of Lagos-Ibadan Rail, with the capacity to take 6,000 passengers.

The personal assistant to the President on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, on Wednesday however, gave the confirmation that they will be using Koo for the coverage of the event.

“Updates on #LagosIbadanRail flag-off event will be disseminated via… Koo, a new Twitter-like social media app where

the Government of Nigeria has a new verified page; https://www.kooapp.com/profile/nigeriagov”

In addition, the Indian social media platform on Monday announced its presence in Nigeria days after the operation of Twitter was

suspended in Nigeria over “actions which undermine the corporate existence of the country.”

Koo said on Saturday that it was now available in Nigeria and also was keen on adding new local languages for users in

Nigeria.

However, the CEO and co-founder of Koo, Aprameya Radhakrishna, on Monday officially confirmed that the platform was now

available in Nigeria.

Radhakrishnan said, “We are thinking of enabling the local language there as well.

“Nigeria is similar to India in terms of language diversity. It has hundreds of regional languages. Koo has a global outlook

and will also enable micro-blogging in countries that need it the most. We have built a scalable platform, and while we are

still enhancing the product, it’s already available for use in multiple countries today.”

By Cynthia N.

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