On Tuesday, the top diplomats of the Scandinavian nation requested that Twitter stop identifying its top officials and organizations as being from the African nation.
The foreign ministry tweeted with a winking emoji, “Dear @TwitterSupport, as much as we like our good bilateral relations and near alphabetical vicinity with Nigeria, we would much appreciate if you could classify us as Norway.”
The users of the social network have laughed at the confusion.
One user, in regard to fake “Nigeria letters,” said, “So it’s actually been Norwegians all along that keep sending everyone those letters about a deceased prince and advance money.”
Another questioned, “Norgeria?”
The error had still not been fixed more than three hours after the request from the Norwegian foreign ministry.