The Federal Authorities of Nigeria has lifted the suspension of Twitter operations within the nation, following President Muhammadu Buhari’s approval.
The choice was revealed by the Chairman Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement and Director-General Nationwide Info Expertise Growth Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, CCIE.
In a press release on Wednesday in Abuja, Kashifu famous the approval was given following a memo written to Buhari by his Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim.
He mentioned: “The Federal Authorities of Nigeria (FGN) directs me to tell the general public that President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has accredited the lifting of the suspension of Twitter operation in Nigeria efficient from 12am tonight, thirteenth 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.
“Within the Memo, the Minister up to date and requested the President’s approval for the lifting primarily based on the Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement’s suggestion.”
Twitter operations in Nigeria had been suspended in June 2021, days after Buhari’s tweet was deleted.
In November final yr, Info Minister Alhaji Lai Mohammed, mentioned correspondence between us and Twitter had reached a sophisticated stage.
Mohammed famous: “We’ve got a couple of extra points to resolve. Out of about 12 situations, Twitter has been capable of meet 10.
“Very quickly, all points will likely be resolved in a means that will likely be good for each our nation and Twitter.”