Deeper Christian Life Ministries founder Pastor William F. Kumuyi has hinted that he would keep using Twitter despite a government ban on the social media platform.
“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 five continents and over 100 Nations and we share the content from any of these locations,” Kumuyi tweeted on Monday.
The tweet came after the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) leader Pastor Enoch A. Adeboye made a similar stance over the Twitter ban.
Adeboye had tweeted that he would continue to use Twitter as part of his fundamental human rights which he said are guaranteed under international law.
The pastors posted their tweets after the Muhammadu Buhari regime threatened to arrest and prosecute anyone who uses the platform. Both pastors have a history of urging Nigerians to pray for, and not criticise, Buhari.
Buhari banned Twitter after the platform deleted a tweet in which the president threatened to unleash his military on separatists.
The Buhari government also accused Twitter of having evil plans for Nigeria owing to its role in promoting last year’s anti-police-brutality protests.
Telecoms operators have blocked the service but Nigerians responded by using virtual private networks (VPNs) and other evasive means to best the blockade.
Meanwhile, Elevation Church’s Pastor Godman Akinlabi has urged the Buhari regime to leave Twitter alone and focus on fighting hunger, poverty and corruption.