The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has maintained silence as Wema Bank on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, flouted the Twitter ban.
It all started when singer Davido appealed to his fans, and friends to donate N1 million each to him in celebration of his fast-approaching birthday.
Shortly after making the post across his verified social media pages, the music star’s friends and fans started to donate N1 million individually to his Wema Bank account.
The money donated was surprisingly much, such that over N90 million was donated to the Wema Bank account in less than four hours.
The donation caused the bank to trend across all social media platforms, including Twitter.
Ecstatic about the free publicity, the financial institution took to Twitter for the first time in over six months that the federal government disclosed the controversial ban.
However, when Unmaskng.com put a call through to Director of Corporate Communications, Osita Nwanisobi, for reaction and possible sanctions on the bank for floating the Twitter ban, he didn’t answer his phone, neither did he respond to the message from our correspondent.
Wema Bank, others comply to Twitter ban
Since when Lai Mohammed, the minister of information and culture, disclosed that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government had effected the Twitter ban, many people in the country have been bypassing it with the use of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).
According to Mohammed, following the ban, telecommunication companies in the country were directed to halt the accessibility of Twitter on their networks.
The Twitter ban, however, stopped many corporate organisations like Wema Bank, from using the micro-blogging site.
However, for the first time since Saturday, June 4, that the federal government announced that Twitter had been banned, the Deposit Money Bank (DMB) must have bypassed it like other Nigerians, with the use of VPNs, as it tweeted in reaction to Davido’s N1 million donation challenge.
Without minding what could happen for tweeting after the ban, the financial institution tweeted: “We heard your GOAT called our name. Well…”