Twitter Ban: FG Orders Conditional Lifting Of Ban On Twitter

The Federal Government has ordered Conditional Lifting of the ban on Twitter, this directive was given during the 61st Anniversary speech,

In the words of Mr. Buhari, the Twitter ban is still much in place, till certain conditions are met, meaning the ban has not been lifted

Apparently, this ban still subsists until those conditions are met.

“I have directed that the suspension be lifted but only if the conditions are met to allow our citizens continue the use of the platform for business and positive engagements”

“To address these negative trends, the Federal Government of Nigeria suspended the operations of Twitter in Nigeria on June 5, 2021, to allow the Government to put measures in place to address these challenges.

“Following the suspension of Twitter operations, Twitter Inc. reached out to the Federal Government of Nigeria to resolve the impasse. Subsequently, I constituted a Presidential Committee to engage Twitter to explore the possibility of resolving the issue.

The Committee, along with its Technical Team, has engaged with Twitter and has addressed a number of key issues. These are:

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a. National Security and Cohesion;

c. Fair Taxation;

d. Dispute Resolution; and

e. Local Content.

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“Following the extensive engagements, the issues are being addressed and I have directed that the suspension be lifted but only if the conditions are met to allow our citizens to continue the use of the platform for business and positive engagements.

“As a country, we are committed to ensuring that digital companies use their platform to enhance the lives of our citizens, respect Nigeria’s sovereignty, cultural values and promote online safety”

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