FG lifts ban on Twitter, gives Terms and Conditions

FG lifts ban on Twitter gives,Terms and Conditions

The Federal Government has lifted a ban on the social media App, Twitter after 222 days.

The approval was announced by the Chairman, Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement and Director-General National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, CCIE.

He stated that the ban will be lifted by 12 am, 13th of January 2022.

He said: “The Federal Government of Nigeria directs me to inform the public that President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has approved the lifting of the suspension of Twitter operation in Nigeria effective from 12am tonight, 13th January 2022.

“The approval was given following a memo written to the President by the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim.

“In the Memo, the Minister updated and requested the President’s approval for the lifting based on the Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement’s recommendation.”

In the memo,Federal Government urged twitter to fulfill the needed conditions for the restoration of the social media app.

“The FGN has asked Twitter to fulfil some conditions before restoring its services.
“These conditions addressed legal registration of operations, taxation, and managing prohibited publication in line with Nigerian laws.
“Twitter has agreed to meet all the conditions set by the FGN.

“Consequently, the FGN and Twitter have decided on an execution timeline, which has started this week.

“Our engagement with Twitter opens a new chapter in global digital diplomacy and sets a new operational template for Twitter to come back stronger for the benefit of Nigerians.”

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