The Buhari-led administration on Monday has summoned the envoys of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and the European Union in Nigeria over their recent comments on the suspension of microblogging site Twitter in the country.
The invitation was contained in a statement made available to Journalists on Monday by Kimiebi Ebienfa of the Crisis Monitoring and Public Communications Division of the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The development is coming after Canada, EU, UK, US, and the Republic of Ireland had in a joint statement said banning of the micro-blogging site by the federal government shouldn’t be the way to react following Twitter decision to delete President Buhari tweets
The statement reads; “I am directed to inform that following the recent ban on Twitter by the Federal Government and Press Statement issued by some Heads of Diplomatic Missions Accredited to Nigeria on the subject matter, the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency, Geoffrey Onyeama has invited the affected Ambassadors to a meeting today at 12 noon.
“The venue is Minister’s Conference Room, 8th Floor.
“You are hereby invited to cover the meeting. Thanks for your usual cooperation,” the invite read.