Buhari approves FG team to engage Twitter over suspension


President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the composition of a federal government team to engage Twitter over its suspension in Nigeria.
The approval was announced on Tuesday in a statement in Abuja by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
A statement by Segun Adeyemi, Special Assistant to the President (Media) Office of the Minister of Information and Culture, said the team which will be chaired by the information minister, includes Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation; Isa Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy; Geoffery Onyeama, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Festus Keyamo, Minister of State for Labour and Employment.
The statement added that other relevant government agencies will also be part of the team.
Adeyemi recalled that “following the indefinite suspension of its operations in Nigeria, for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence, Twitter wrote to President Buhari seeking to engage with the federal government over the suspension, with a view to charting a path forward.”
On June 4, 2012, the federal government suspended Twitter alleging that the social media platform was being used to undermine the corporate existence of Nigeria.


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