Nigerians on Twitter are expressing their frustration over Twitter’s decision of choosing Ghana over Nigeria as it’s Headquarters in Africa.
The co-founder and CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey has chosen Ghana as the country to establish its headquarters in Africa. Jack made the announcement on Monday on Twitter.
His tweet read: “Twitter is now present on the continent. Thank you Ghana and Nana Akufo-Addo.”
🇬🇭 Twitter is now present on the continent.
— jack (@jack) April 12, 2021
Responding, President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo on his official Twitter page revealed that the partnership was agreed upon after a virtual meeting with Jack.
His tweet read: “The choice of Ghana as Headquarters for Twitter’s Africa operations is EXCELLENT news. The government and Ghanaians welcome very much this announcement and the confidence reposed in our country.”
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
President Nana Akufo-Addo while welcoming the development described the partnership as exciting for Ghana’s tech sector.
His tweet read: “As I indicated to Jack in our virtual meeting which held on 7th April 2021, this is the start of a beautiful partnership between Twitter and Ghana, which is critical for the development of Ghana’s hugely important tech sector.
“These are exciting times to be in, and to do business in Ghana.”
Below are some of the reactions on Twitter:
Jack is scared of Nigerian government that’s why he move twitter HQ to Ghana.
— SAMIRA (@Samspirit_) April 12, 2021
Jack wanted to bring Twitter HQ to Nigeria, but when he heard the maker of Made In Lagos resides in Ghana, he just had to take it there, he wants his staff to receive Made In Lagos inspiration from the source.
Made In Lagos has done it again.
— ZEUS (@itzbasito) April 12, 2021
I’m not sure Nigerians can win any Ghana vs Nigeria twitter war again 😂
They moment they move to us we’ll just show them the Twitter HQ in Ghana that’s all
— KELEWELE JOINT 🍟 (@ANKAMAGYIMI__) April 12, 2021
Nigeria lost out on this Twitter HQ thing because of Adamu Garba 😂
— Joseph Mireku (@thejosephmireku) April 12, 2021
Put Twitter HQ in Nigeria then one Arewa will post a picture of him and his babe kissing and the angry clowns will vex and turn Twitter office to Furnace & suya spot 😹 awon alakoba!
— Tife 🌚 (@Tife_fabunmi) April 12, 2021
Thank God say them put Twitter HQ for Ghana
If na Nigeria Our Government for don shut am down anytime we insult Desmond Elliot
— Roviel 😏 (@ObongRoviel) April 12, 2021
We saw Lai Mohammed threaten CNN & Arise TV. Adamu Garba threatened Jack on Jack’s app. CBN banned crypto. Now they are crying over Twitter HQ?
A bank CEO applied gaslight, shifted blame to us. Maybe he thinks this generation is stupid? Giant of Africa, but parody in real life.
— NEFERTITI (@firstladyship) April 12, 2021
Your government kick out Crypotcurrency trading without understanding how it works.
Your government is actively fighting Fintech companies.
If you were Jack, would you bring a Twitter HQ to Lagos?
Technophobic APC would finally end it using the docile Lagos State Gov.
— FS Yusuf (@FS_Yusuf_) April 12, 2021
Twitter HQ was supposed to be set up in the Giant of Africa(Nigeria) but Nigerian government 🤝 chasing potential investors with bad policies.
— Mr Alan (@Alan_yournextbf) April 12, 2021
Nigerian politicians can send hoodlums in SUVs to Twitter HQ if it were to be anywhere in Nigeria
plus the amount in millions they’ll waste on fuel and servicing generator #TwitterInGhana
— Gbenga.F (@Don_Gbengarh) April 12, 2021
Twitter HQ that Sars will raid and assume it’s the HQ for yahoo boys
— OLATUNJI (@Eleniyan93) April 12, 2021