Twitter wasn’t banned in Nigeria, it was suspended- Lai Mohammed

Nigeria’s Minister for Information, Lai Mohammed has said the Federal Government didn’t ban micro-blogging platform, Twitter in Nigeria.

Speaking at the Nigerian International Partnership Forum in Paris, Mr. Lai said the platform was merely suspended.

He noted that the government would lift the suspension as soon as the authorities at Twitter meets ten out of the twelve conditions given to them.

According to Mohammed: “I want to categorically say that Twitter was not banned in Nigeria, it was only suspended. So, Twitter was never banned, it was suspended.

“Also, the suspension has nothing to do with President Muhammadu Buhari. The correspondence between us and Twitter has reached an advanced stage. I want to say that the correspondences and the exchanges have been fruitful.

“But we have a few more issues to resolve. Out of about 12 conditions, Twitter has been able to meet 10. Very soon, all issues will be resolved in a way that it will be good for both our country and Twitter.”

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