National Desk: Indian microblogging platform Ku (koo) reported that the Nigerian government has created an official account on Ku. Social media platform Koo is eyeing its spread in the African nation. The development comes in the backdrop of a standoff between the Nigerian government and Ku's rival Twitter. Last week, the Nigerian government announced an indefinite suspension of the US social media platform in its country. Koo co-founder and CEO Apramaya Radhakrishna said in a post on Koo that the official handle of the Nigerian government is now on Ku!”
Interestingly, he also shared this information on Twitter and said that "Welcome to the official handle of the Government of Nigeria on KuIndia! Now we are spreading wings outside India as well." Last week, Nigeria's government said it was suspending Twitter indefinitely after the company removed a controversial tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari about the separatist movement. It is available in Nigeria and is keen to include new local languages for users in that country.
Radhakrishna said in an interview that there is now an opportunity for microblogging forums in Nigeria... Kuo is looking at incorporating local Nigerian languages into its app. He said that Koo is looking forward to entering the Nigerian market, and will comply with the local laws of each country where it operates. Ku has already said that it has already ensured compliance with India's IT regulations enacted last month and has shared the necessary information sought by the government on the issue.