FG lifts ban on twitter


The federal government has lifted the suspension on Twitter operations in the country, effective from 12 am, January 13, 2022.
This was disclosed in a statement on Wednesday by the Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency and Chairman Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement Committee, Kashifu Abdullahi. “The Federal Government of Nigeria directs me to inform the public that President Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the lifting of the suspension of Twitter operation in Nigeria effective from 12 am tonight, January 13, 2022”, the statement said.
It added that, “The approval was given following a memo written to the President by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Pantami.”
The federal government had on June 4, 2021, suspended Twitter operations in the country indefinitely, citing what it described as “the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence”.


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