Donald Trump, a former President of the United States, has praised Nigeria for banning the popular microblogging site, Twitter.
In addition, he had also called on other countries to follow suit.
Trump had infamously described Nigeria as a shithole country during his time in office.
In a statement released on Tuesday, Trump expressed regrets for not toeing Nigeria’s path while he was president of the United States. Also, he had appeared to suggest that he would consider banning Twitter if elected again in the 2024 presidential election.
”Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their President. More COUNTRIES should ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open speech – all voices should be heard,” Trump said.
‘’In the meantime, competitors will emerge and take hold. Who are they to dictate good and evil if they themselves are evil? Perhaps I should have done it while I was President. But Zuckerberg kept calling me and coming to the White House for dinner telling me how great I was. 2024?’
Meanwhile, the Federal Government of Nigeria had banned Twitter operations after a tweet by President Buhari was deleted.