Just In: President Buhari Lifts The Ban On Twitter With Conditions

 


The number one citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammad Buhari, lifts the Ban on Twitter and as well gave reasons why he suspended Twitter in Nigeria a few months ago. This suspension was disclosed during his nationwide broadcast to celebrate the 61st Independence of the most populated country in Africa.

The President while disclosing reasons for suspending the Micro-blogging platform mentioned that Twitter will continue to remain accessible to Nigerians if  the social media platform is used for only positive and business engagement in Nigeria.

Read his statement below:

“Social media is a very useful platform that has enabled millions of Nigerians to connect with loved ones, promote their businesses, socialise, and access news and other information.

“However, recent events have shown that the platform is not just an innocuous platform for information dissemination.

“Rather some users have misused the platform to organise, coordinate, and execute criminal activities, propagate fake news, and promote ethnic and religious sentiments.

“To address these negative trends, the Federal Government of Nigeria suspended the operations of Twitter in Nigeria on June 5, 2021 to allow the Government to put measures in place to address these challenges.

“ Following the suspension of Twitter operations, Twitter Inc. reached out to the Federal Government of Nigeria to resolve the impasse. Subsequently, I constituted a Presidential Committee to engage Twitter to explore the possibility of resolving the issue.

“The Committee, along with its Technical Team, has engaged with Twitter and has addressed several key issues. These are National Security and Cohesion; Registration, Physical presence and Representation; Fair Taxation; Dispute Resolution; and Local Content.

“Following the extensive engagements, the issues are being addressed and I have directed that the suspension be lifted but only if the conditions are met to allow our citizens to continue the use of the platform for business and positive engagements.

“As a country, we are committed to ensuring that digital companies use their platform to enhance the lives of our citizens, respect Nigeria’s sovereignty, cultural values and promote online safety.”

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