Suspension of twitter set to be lifted as FG claims microblogging company has agreed to all conditions.


The suspension of twitter usage in the country is set to be lifted as the the federal government says the microblogging company has agreed to all the conditions for suspension to be lifted.

This piece of news was made public by Festus Keyamo, minister of state for labour and employment who spoke when he featured on Politics Today, a Channels Television programme.

It would be recalled that in June, the federal government suspended the microblogging company days after a tweet by the president on the  was deleted.

According to the company, the tweet had threatened to treat members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the “language they understand”.

However In October, President Muhammadu Buhari directed that the suspension be lifted only if the conditions are met to allow citizens to use the platform for positive engagements.

Keyamo is a member of the committee set up to engage microblogging company over its suspension, said Twitter has “agreed to all the conditions”.

“The reason why the president took that step is to recalibrate our relationship with Twitter and not to drive them away from our country,” he said.

“That recalibration, we have started it and the president graciously added me to the committee.Advertisement

“We also set up a technical committee to interface with Twitter and come up with a lot of conditions for them to fulfil for us to lift the suspension.

“It was Twitter that reached out to the federal government to say they want to know what and what they can do to straighten up the relationship with the federal government and so, we have gone far but I may not, at this forum, let out a lot but we gave them a lot of conditions and they have agreed to all the conditions.”

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