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Nigerians Blast Buhari’s Media Aide, Ahmad For ‘Secretly’ Using Twitter Despite Ban

November 19, 2021

SaharaReporters had exposed how Ahmad had been active on the micro-blogging platform, defying the ban order placed on the app by his principal.

The Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Digital and New Media, Bashir Ahmad, has come under fire for using the micro-blogging platform, Twitter, despite the suspension of the platform by the Nigerian government.

SaharaReporters had exposed how Ahmad had been active on the micro-blogging platform, defying the ban order placed on the app by his principal.

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Though his last tweet was on June 4, the day the Buhari-led government announced the ban on Twitter, a check by SaharaReporters on Ahmad’s account showed that he liked a picture posted by the National Youth Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker Committee, Ismaeel Buba Ahmed on November 12.

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The Personal Assistant to the President on New Media also liked a tweet from one Haramain Sharifain (@hsharifain) about Buhari’s visit to Masjid Al Nabawi, Madinah, Saudi Arabia on October 28 and another one by the Prime Minister of Ethiopia on September 11.

The story has since attracted the outrage of Nigerians who described the President’s new media aide as ‘irresponsible’.

Below are some reactions to the report;

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