There’s something new that just occurred on the Nigerian internet phase. Beautiful nation Nigeria has opened an account on famous social media Twitter. Either you like it or not, this shows that the nation’s dissemination of information will take a new shape.
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The official twitter account was launched with a tweet on June 9, 2017.The twitter account’s username is “@Nigeria”. The account’s inaugural tweet said, “Welcome to the Twitter handle for the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Africa’s largest economy, and most populous country.”
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The account’s followers base received a massive surge since its launch. The Nigerian official twitter account now has over 13,000 followers. The Nigerian official twitter account is following just 22 twitter accounts, of which most of the account being followed are official twitter accounts of other countries such as South Africa and Botswana. A very interesting thing about this twitter account is that it got the “verified” symbol immediately. So, if there’s a fake Nigerian twitter account out there, you won’t find it hard to detect its non-originality.
Following the launch of the twitter account, several congratulatory tweets have surfaced, with a lot of Nigerians zestful about the nation’s official twitter account. Even BusinessDay Online official twitter account “@BusinessDayNg” tweeted about the nation’s official twitter account.
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Another tweet posted by @Nigeria read’ “This handle will showcase Nigeria’s culture and context; voices, views and visions; and sights, sounds and spaces. Welcome to the journey.”
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Ukraine, amidst other nations that have official twitter accounts also congratulated Nigeria about the official twitter account. The tweet read, “Hey @Nigeria! Welcome to the brave new world of twiplomacy! Looking forward to reading interesting insights about your country.” @Nigeria also replied by tweeting, “Thank you Ukraine! We’re glad to be here! Send any tips/advice you have for us.”
Congratulations to Nigeria on the new development. We hope to see a very active @Nigeria twitter account.