Tolu Ogunlesi , President Buhari’s Special Assistant on Digital and New Media, has reacted to Twitter’s choice of situating its African headquarter in Ghana.
News Mail Nigeria reports that Tolu Ogunlesi tweeted that the social media giant wants to target the Nigerian market from Ghana.
You would recall that the microblogging site announced yesterday that it will be opening its African headquarter in Ghana. The company’s co-founder, Jack Dorsey announced on April 12.
He tweeted: “I pray Ghanaians would not allow their country to be used as a platform for the orchestration of nuisance on the African internet space.
“Nigeria is safer with the hypocrisy of Twitter. We shall have to improve on our methods for the elimination of fake news in the information space.”
He added, “They just hate Nigeria because they know that the only country that can be the next African superpower, fully democratic, highly mobile population and good working-age population, is Nigeria
“Twitter came to Ghana to target the Nigerian market. They won’t admit they need us, but we know.”
Ogunlesi also downplayed the Twitter’s choice by saying Mark Zuckerberg announced to open Facebook’s operational H2 in Lagos.
The presidential aide tweeted; “Ghana got Twitter, Nigeria got Facebook (operational H2 2021). God be praised. Let’s be happy for each other. Not everything is fight, dears. Ghana, congratulations.”