The Nigerian authorities says Twitter, Fb, Instagram and different social media giants should register within the nation.
Lai Mohammed, Minister of Data and Tradition, made the disclosure to state home correspondents after the assembly of the Federal Government Council (FEC) on Wednesday.
Mohammed added that the administration of Twitter has reached out for a “high-level dialogue” to resolve the problem that led to the suspension of its operations in Nigeria.
The Minister insisted that Twitter was suspended as a result of it supplied a platform for individuals threatening the company existence of Nigeria.
He stated freedom of speech was not stifled by the motion, including that Nigerians can nonetheless use different platforms corresponding to Fb and Instagram.
He added that Twitter’s lack of cash on account of the suspension is a sign of its effectiveness.
Mohammed claimed that the CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, helped to fund final yr’s #EndSARS protest and can be permitting the chief of the proscribed Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, to make use of the medium to name for the killing of Nigerian safety operatives.
He then made it clear that one of many situations that should be met earlier than the Nigerian authorities lifts the suspension on Twitter, is that the social media agency should be registered in Nigeria as a enterprise concern.
Mohammed stated different social media platforms like Fb and Instagram should even be registered within the nation.
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