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Recommendations For Lifting Twitter Ban Will Apply To Other Social Media Platforms ― Nigerian Government



The Minister of Data and Tradition, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that the advisable situations for the lifting Twitter ban in Nigeria will likely be relevant to all Over-The-Prime and different social media platforms within the nation.

He made this recognized on Monday when he featured on a phone-in programme of TV Continental, “This Morning, ’’ monitored by the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN).

The minister who headed Federal Authorities ministerial negotiation group said that the engagements with the microblogging and social media platform had been constructive and fruitful.

He added that the undisclosed report from the group could be submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari.


“All I can say is that the suggestions we’re going to make won’t solely be relevant to Twitter however they are going to be relevant to all OTTs and different social media platforms in Nigeria.

“In the present day, we’re coping with Twitter; we don’t need a state of affairs the place we will likely be coping with Fb tomorrow and Instagram the following day. Our suggestions will likely be very complete.

“You’ll recall that in the course of the 61st Independence anniversary celebration, the president stated Twitter will return to Nigeria as quickly as they meet the situations of presidency.

“Even final night time, the ministerial group met below my chairmanship and we reviewed the place of issues.

“I need to say that we should always look ahead to the committee to formally give its experiences to the president however issues are trying very constructive and rosy. After submitting our experiences and proposals to the president, I will likely be disposed to say what we agreed and what have been met and what has not been met,” he stated.

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