Nigeria Lift suspension of Twitter after 6 month of suspension

The suspense was lifted after Twitter agreed to establish “ a legal reality in Nigeria during the first quarter of 2022”, the director-general of National Information Technology Development Agency Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi said in a statement on Wednesday. 

Nigeria Lift suspension of Twitter after 6 month of suspension

 Abdullahi headed the Nigerian platoon that negotiated with Twitter. 
 Piecemeal from establishing services in Nigeria, the Nigerian government said Twitter has also agreed to pay applicable duty in the country and “ appoint a designated country representative to interface with Nigerian authorities.” 
 
 “ The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) directs me to inform the public that President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has approved the lifting of the suspense of Twitter operation in Nigeria effective from 12 am tonight, 13th January 2022,” Abdullahi said. 
“ The blessing was given following a memo written to the President by the Honourable Minister of Dispatches and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim. 
 “ In the Memo, the Minister streamlined and requested the President’s blessing for the lifting grounded on the Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement’s recommendation.” 
 Nigeria banned Twitter in June, days after the platform deleted a comment from Buhari’s account, provoking roar over freedom of expression in Africa’s most vibrant country. 
Nigerian officers defended the ban saying Twitter was used to promote fake news and for destabilising conditioning, especially by secessionists in the southeast. 
 
 Buhari’s government and Twitter have been in addresses over a list of conditions for ending the suspense, including conversations on levies, content, and registering locally in Nigeria. 
“ The issues are being addressed and I've directed that the suspense 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,” Buhari said in a speech marking Nigeria’s independence day.