FG Hints On Lifting Twitter Suspension

Written by on August 11, 2021

The federal government on Wednesday August 11,2021 hinted that the suspension of Twitter’s activities in Nigeria will soon be lifted following an agreement that has been reached in most areas of contention with the platform.


Minister of Information and Culture, Lal Mohammed, disclosed this while briefing correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa, Abuja.


Providing updates on the government’s negotiation with the microblogging site, the minister gave more details of the conditions given to the platform, saying that most of them have been accepted.


He said the areas still pending such as Twitter setting up an office and having a Twitter staff of management cadre that will serve as the country representatives are still being discussed.


Mohammed revealed that in the area of the Nigerian office, even though Twitter has agreed to the condition, it is, however, maintaining that the earliest it can establish it is 2022.


The minister expressed confidence that everything will be hammered out with Twitter within a few days or weeks, noting the anxiety that has been shown by Nigerians.


He said the federal government’s committee negotiating with Twitter will meet on the agreement soon to make recommendations.

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