Twitter Is Back As Federal Government Eventually Lifts Ban
Microblogging site, Twitter is back and accessible to all Nigerians. This is coming about seven months after the Federal Government suspended the services of Twitter under controversial circumstances.
The lifting of the Twitter suspension was made known in a statement released by the Chairman Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement and Director-General National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, CCIE.
Mr Abdullahi said;
“The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) directs me to inform the public that President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has approved the lifting of the suspension of Twitter operation in Nigeria effective from 12am tonight, 13th January 2022.”
“The approval was given following a memo written to the President by the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim.
“In the Memo, the Minister updated and requested the President’s approval for the lifting based on the Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement’s recommendation.”
Meanwhile mixed reactions by Nigerians have trailed the lifting of the Twitter ban. While some Nigerians are hailing the government for the move, others are dishing shame on the government.
Politics Hub Nigeria authoritatively confirms the return of twitter services in Nigeria.