FG lists agreement with Twitter


The federal government said the ban on Twitter was lifted following agreements reached with the social media platform.
The agreement, according to a statement announcing the lifting of the ban, includes legal registration of operations, taxation, and managing prohibited publications in line with Nigerian laws.
The conditions given by the federal government is that Twitter must register with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in Nigeria.
According to the federal government:”Twitter has committed to establishing a legal entity in Nigeria during the first quarter of 2022. The legal entity will register with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC),” the statement reads.
“The establishment of the entity is Twitter’s first step in demonstrating its long-term commitment to Nigeria.”
The government also said Twitter would appoint a designated country representative to interface with Nigerian authorities.
The Global Public Policy team is also directly available through a dedicated communication channel.
The statement said further that the micro-blogging platform has agreed to comply with applicable tax obligations on its operations under Nigerian law.
Twitter also agreed to enrol Nigeria in its Partner Support and Law Enforcement Portals.
According to the statement, the portal will provide a direct channel for government officials and Twitter staff to manage prohibited content that violates Twitter community rules.
Additionally, the portal will provide a channel for the law enforcement agencies to submit a report with a legal justification on content that violates Nigerian Laws.
The government said Twitter also agreed to act with a respectful acknowledgement of Nigerian laws, national culture and history on which such legislation has been built.
The platform will work with the federal government and the broader industry to develop a Code of Conduct in line with global best practices, applicable in almost all developed countries.


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