Social media users can begin to anticipate the lifting of suspension placed on Twitter as the microblogging site has agreed to all Federal Government’s conditions for its operations in Nigeria.
This was disclosed by Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo while speaking in an interview with Channels Television.
Keyamo, a member of the president’s committee for dialogue with Twitter, said “The reason why the president took that step is to recalibrate our relationship with Twitter and not to drive them away from our country.”
“That recalibration, we have started it and the President graciously added me to the committee.
“We also set up a technical committee to interface with Twitter and come up with a lot of conditions for them to fulfill for us to lift the suspension.
“It was Twitter that reached out to the Federal Government to say they want to know what and what they can do to straighten up the relationship with the Federal Government and so, we have gone far but I may not, at this forum, let out a lot but we gave them a lot of conditions and they have agreed to all the conditions.”
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The Minister, however, added that the federal government will now wait for the micro-blogging site to fulfill the conditions.
“What is left now are the timelines to fulfill those conditions. “Once those timelines come and they fulfill those conditions, Twitter will be back to business in Nigeria. They know exactly what we want. And these are things that are extremely altruistic,” Mr. Keyamo added.
Recall that TheNewsBeam had earlier reported that the federal government had imposed an indefinite suspension on the operations of the social media platform on June 5, 2021.
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President Muhammadu Buhari, however, had said the suspension would be lifted if Twitter met five conditions including Twitter paying attention to national security and cohesion; registering its physical presence and representation in Nigeria; Fair taxation; Dispute resolution, and Local content.