He took the decision to show solidarity with the Federal Government which suspended the social media platform since last Friday.
Recall that FG took the decision few days after Twitter deleted a controversial comment made by President Muhammadu Buhari, in which he made reference to Nigerian Civil War, a comment many Nigerians described as distasteful.
Malami took to his Facebook page on Tuesday, posting a photo and a caption which reads, “My Twitter account deactivated’.
However, screenshot of the deactivated account shared showed that the Minister has a Virtual Private Network (VPN) app installed on his phone and it was in use.
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According to many Facebook users who observed this, Malami himself violated his own directive of prosecuting any violators who uses Twitter despite the suspension.
It would be recalled that Malami on Saturday threatened to prosecute Nigerians who were still using Virtual Private Networks to access Twitter, though no Nigerian law supports this decision.
VPN is a connection that allows users to establish a protected network connection when using public networks.
Since the implementation of the ban, many Nigerians including prominent personalities like Pastor Enoch Adeboye of Redeemed Christian Church Of God, Pastor William Kumuyi of Deeper Life Church, Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai and others have continued to tweet using VPN.