The fact that you're bringing Hitler into this analogy is disturbing mate. And I pointed out countries like Russia for a reason. Turkey have the same fake democracy as Russia and China is a communist state. Things are vastly different in those countries.
And yes, I agree, technological progress can only go so far without a government's support.
There will be no need for protest in such a scenario. Social media is also valuable to them. A large part of the reason for Buhari's 2015 win was their campaign's social media engagements. They need social media too.
And to the topic, there's no way govt supports anything of this sort. I mean, there are several brilliant innovations and advancements that smart Nigerians have tried to push in healthcare, agriculture, etc but have blocked by Nigerian politicians. If they don't see what's in it for their pockets, they won't give a rat's ass. So I guess the better way to phrase it is that it's not like they'd block a Nigerian version of Google. It's just that they won't care even a tiny bit and that will handicap such a project almost to extinction in an already tough battle.