Twitter’s operations, according to the Nigerian government, are a threat to the country’s corporate existence.
The Federal Government has removed the suspension on Twitter, the microblogging site, seven months after it was imposed in Nigeria.
Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, Chairman Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement and Director-General National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), made the announcement in a statement.
“The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has directed me to tell the public that President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has approved the lifting of the Twitter suspension in Nigeria, which will take effect at 12 a.m. tonight, January 13th, 2022.” The clearance came when the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim, wrote a message to the President,” according to the announcement.
“In the Memo, the Minister provides an update and begs the President’s consent for the lifting, which is based on the advice of the Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement.”
Mazi Vladimir Chimaobi Obinwannem News Writer / Jan 13, 2022