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Osogbo Residents lament as social media services packs up

Residents of Osogbo and other towns in Osun State have started to lament the downing of social media network services.

Connectivity on Social media apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter and others started to fluctuate Monday evening in most parts of the state and many residents attributed it to the heavy rains which have resurged since Sunday.

DAILY POST had earlier observed that some residents have had reason to complain about the service of a particular network provider early Monday but the situation got worse towards the end of Monday.

DAILY POST also observed from residents that browsing services were still functioning on their devices but connectivity on the other apps was absent.

Residents who bared their minds to this medium revealed that their businesses have been affected and they have lost money due to the development.

In the quest to pin point where the problem was, DAILY POST gathered from another social media app, Twitter that the problem was not localised but one that had an international dimension.

Information on the WhatsApp Twitter handle reads; "We’re aware that some people are experiencing issues with WhatsApp at the moment. We’re working to get things back to normal and will send an update here as soon as possible.

"Thanks for your patience!"

While Messenger reads; "Mercury in retrograde got the best of us. We’re working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible, and apologize for the inconvenience. #MessengerDown."

On Instagram, it reads; "Instagram and friends are having a little bit of a hard time right now, and you may be having issues using them. Bear with us, we’re on it! #instagramdown."

Facebook posted; "We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience."

Initially, there was apprehension amongst residents as many alleged that the Federal Government may have extended the suspension imposed on Twitter to the affected social media apps.

Facebook, Messenger and WhatsApp are owned by the same person, Mark Zuckerberg.

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