The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has said that tweeting is in accordance with Article 19 of the United Nations universal declaration of human rights.
This is an indication that the Church which has presence in about 200 countries of the world would continue to maintain its Twitter handle.
The Federal Government of Nigeria had last Friday suspended Twitter in Nigeria, accusing it of working in carhot with persons who are determined to undermine the unit of the country.
The ban/ suspension followed the deleting of a tweet by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), in which he made reference to the Nigerian Civil War and threatened those fomenting trouble in the Southeast ‘in the language they will understand.’
Adeboye made the position of his church known in a tweet on Monday, adding that his church is present across the world.
The respected cleric’s tweet read, “The Redeemed Christian Church of God is domiciled in more than 170 nations and territories. The tweets here are in accordance with Article 19 of the United Nations universal declaration of human rights.”
Article 19 of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights reads, “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”
The action of the government has been overwhelming condemned by Nigerians, who see it as a step deeper into autocracy and intolerance of opposing views by the government of Buhari.