Twitter Ban: Jack Bows To Pressure, Agrees To Open Office In Nigeria

The founder and owner of one of the most populous Microblogging platforms Jack Dorsay, has finally agreed to open an office in Africa’s most advanced economy, the Nigerian Information Minister made this known on Wednesday

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Twitter will open an office which is belive will be its headquarter in Africa in Abuja by 2022, Lai Mohammed confirmed this after the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC meeting held in Abuja

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According to Lai Mohammed, this is one of the criteria that must be met before the platform will be unbanned, Nigeria has the largest Twitter subscribers in Africa, yet the Company has no visible sign in Nigeria

“Nigeria is Africa’s biggest technology market and accounts for 23 percent of internet users in Africa with 122 million people online in December 2018 (Internet World Stats, 2019).

It also has the largest number of telecommunications subscribers, with a teledensity figure of almost 90 percent (Nigerian Communications Commission, 2019)”

The growth of the tech sector offers new possibilities for Nigeria’s growing labor force, in terms of employment and entrepreneurship”

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Full details of Lai Mohammed’s statement regarding Twitter” We have made it clear what we want from Twitter. The end for amicable resolution is very much insight”

‘We appreciate the patience of Nigerians. I want to assure you that we have made very tremendous progress. We have met with Twitter both physically and in writing. We are actually almost there.”

“They (Twitter) have shown a lot of flexibility, the conversation has not been acrimonious.”

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