Few months after the suspension of social media platform, Twitter, President Muhammadu Buhari has been made a special ambassador to Indian social media application, Koo.
Recall that Twitter removed a controversial tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari that threatened to punish ‘trouble makers’ in the South-East region of the country, a day later, two days later, Information minister announced the suspension of Twitter’s operations in Nigeria.
Koo’s popularity subsequently surged as top government officials and pro-government handles stopped tweeting and migrated to Koo.
The home page of Koo shows an advertorial of Buhari as the face of the app in Nigeria and has triggered reactions.
A Civil Society Organisation, Center for Democracy and Development, CDD wrote;
“Its a shame the #TwitterBan has persisted till now, despite the economic disaster it has proven to be for youths who depend on #twitter for their livelihoods.
For obvious reasons, we find this ad by #koo, another microblogging platform, both immoral and distasteful. KeepitOn”.
The federal government had earlier stated that all social media platforms operating in Nigeria must be registered as a business entity locally henceforth.