The suspension of Twitter has not been removed, according to the Federal Government, given the fact that the firm has only met 10 of the 12 requirements imposed on it.
The administration stressed that the suspension of Twitter had nothing to do with concerns involving President Muhammadu Buhari, giving Nigerians assurance that the issues with Twitter will be resolved in due time.
The explanations were given by Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, in response to a query from a participant at the Nigeria International Partnership Forum in Paris.
“I want to definitely state that Twitter was not banned by Nigera; it was just suspended,” Mohammed, who spoke perfect French, stated. So, Twitter was never banned, it was suspended. Moreover, President Muhammadu Buhari has nothing to do with the suspension.
Our communications with Twitter have progressed to a new level. I’d want to express my gratitude for the good correspondence and exchanges. However, we still have a few challenges to work out. Twitter has met ten of the twelve standards set above. All difficulties will be handled soon in a way that is beneficial to both our country and Twitter.”