President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the lifting of ban placed on Twitter operations in Nigeria.
The Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency and Chairman Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement, Kashifu Abdullahi disclosed this in a press statement.
The suspension of the ban will take effect from 12 A.M, January 13, 2022.
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The statement read in part, “The Federal Government of Nigeria directs me to inform the public that President Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the lifting of the suspension of Twitter operation in Nigeria effective from 12 am tonight, January 13, 2022.
“The approval was given following a memo written to the President by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Pantami.”
The Federal government suspended the operations of Twitter on June 5, 2021. However, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo disclosed in November 2021 that the microblogging site had agreed to all of the Federal Government’s conditions for its operations in Nigeria.