The Twitter account of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been temporarily suspended.
The account was confirmed to have been suspended today. The actual cause or reason for the action remains unknown as at this time, although speculations abound.
A statement on the suspended account revealed that no activity can take place on it. It is also important to take into cognizance the microblogging site suspends accounts based on violations of its rules; or to ensure safe environment for users.
Also, accounts may be suspended to protect other users from cyber-crime, violence, terrorism/violent extremism, abuse/harassment, sexual exploitation among others.
A statement on the suspended account @NgComCommission read thus: ‘
’Account suspended. Twitter suspends accounts which violate Twitter Rules.’’
Confirming the recent development, NCC’s director of public affairs has come out to say that the commission is aware of the situation. Strong denial of any wrongdoing by the organization remains the case however, noting that it may be a glitch from the microblogging site’s two-factor authentication (2FA) system.
“We have been aware of issues with our Twitter account, apparently emanating from technical glitches with the company’s (Twitter’s) authentication system,” he said.