The Federal Government has lifted thesuspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria effective from Wednesday, Jan 12, 2022.
The approval, lifting the ban was contained in a memo written to the President by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim.
In the Memo, the Minister updates and requests the President’s approval for the lifting based on the Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement’s recommendation.
The memo says the engagement to resolve the impasse between the FGN and Twitter Inc. has helped lay a foundation for a mutually beneficial future with endless possibilities.
The memo also says Twitter as a platform of choice for many Nigerians ranging from young innovators to public sector officials who find it helpful to engage their audience will work to improve and develop more business models to cover a broader area in Nigeria.
Furthermore, the Federal Government looks forward to providing a conducive environment for Twitter and other global tech companies to achieve their potential and be sustainably profitable in Nigeria.
The memo says Twitter has also agreed to act with a respectful acknowledgement of Nigerian laws and the national culture and history on which such legislation has been built and work with the FGN and the broader industry to develop.
The document says President Muhammadu Bihari appreciates the Presidential Committee led by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alh Lai Mohammed, for the supervisory role and guidance given to the Technical Committee during the engagement.
Recall that on the 5th of June 2021, the FGN suspended the operation of Twitter through an announcement made by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alh Lai Mohammed.