Nigeria is reportedly meeting with China, this time not to borrow money but it is alleged that the meeting is for China to help work on gaining total control over what Nigerians can access on the Internet… When we say total control, it means even VPN won’t help bypass this.
According to a report by Foundation of Investigative Journalism, FIJ, the Nigerian government has reached out to the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) to discuss plans to build an internet firewall.
This Internet firewall will be similar to China’s Great Firewall, which allows the Chinese government to prevent its citizens access to social media platforms like Facebook, Google, Twitter, Instagram, Whatsapp, and any other website it chooses.
Recall that on June 4, 2021, the Nigerian government suspended Twitter, stating that the platform undermines the country’s corporate existence.
With the huge amount of money Nigeria is owing China, the impacts on China’s presence in some African countries, one would begin to question the country’s growing partnership with China.