The federal government of Nigerian has given a condition to lift its indefinite suspension on Twitter in Nigeria.
This was contained in a statement made by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, to newsmen at a meeting with some envoys on Monday.
The Minister said that Twitter’s operations in Nigeria will be restored only if the platform can be used “responsibly.”
Onyeama further noted that the Buhari’s led government never said Twitter is threatening the country, but the suspension of the platform was to take an appropriate measure to stop it from being used to destabilize the country.
He, however, also noted that there is no definite timeline for lifting the Twitter ban.
“We are not saying that Twitter is threatening the country or any such thing.
“why we have taken this measure is to stop them to be used as platforms for destabilization and facilitation of criminality or encouragement of criminalities,” he said.
Recall that Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information, earlier announced that Twitter has been banned from carrying out its operations in Nigeria.
According to him the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence was the reason for the suspension.
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