Reactions As Twitter Opens HQ In Ghana, Snubs Nigeria. Nigerians on Twitter are reacting to the good news that Twitter has chosen Ghana as its headquarters in Africa.
Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey made the announcement in a tweet on Monday afternoon, April 12.
The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has reacted to this news as he welcomes it with an open heart revealing that a virtual meeting was held pertaining to it.
The choice of Ghana as HQ for Twitter’s Africa operations is EXCELLENT news. Gov’t and Ghanaians welcome very much this announcement and the confidence reposed in our country. 1/3 #TwitterInGhana #TwitterGhana https://t.co/HdCqFgXK0x
— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) April 12, 2021
According to the social media platform, Ghana was selected as the base because the West African nation is a champion for democracy and free speech.
They wrote in a post; “As a champion for democracy, Ghana is a supporter of free speech, online freedom, and the Open Internet, of which Twitter is also an advocate. Furthermore, Ghana’s recent appointment to host The Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area aligns with our overarching goal to establish a presence in the region that will support our efforts to improve and tailor our service across Africa.“
As the news went viral on the Twitter app, Nigerians have expressed their views. While others congratulate the new development, others have mocked Nigerians, and have revealed that Nigeria is no longer the giant of Africa, rather it’s Ghana.
See some reactions below;