The Nigerian government has reached out to China to seek support for the development of an internet firewall.
Accordingly, the firewall is to give the President Buhari administration the power to block or restrict VPN.
VPN is what many Nigerians reportedly use to access Twitter.
The Government, according to local media reports, has held engagement with the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) to discuss plans to build the internet firewall.
The government officials present at the meeting, according to reports, included Ibrahim Gambari, the Chief of Staff to the President, and Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, according to a report by FIJ.
The firewall is to provide a separate network for the Nigerian Internet that will give the government control over social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.
It is similar to the internet filtering system China operates, called the Great Firewall.