The Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) has suspended access to Twitter.
A statement jointly signed by ALTON chairman, Engr. Gbenga Adebayo and executive secretary, Gbolahan Awonuga, and released this morning June 5, stated that the suspension was based on a directive by the telecommunications industry regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
The statement titled ‘Order to Suspend Access to Twitter’, reads
“We, The Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) wish to confirm that our members have received formal instructions from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the industry regulator to suspend access to Twitter.
ALTON has conducted a robust assessment of the request in accordance with internationally accepted principles.
Based on national interest provisions in the Nigerian Communications Act, 2003, and within the licence terms under which the industry operates; our members…
Source: Linda Ikeji