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Twitter ‘looks forward’ to end of Nigeria ban following ‘productive’ discussions

By Ifeanyi Ibeh
01 October 2021   |   12:38 pm
The social media platform Twitter, which is currently banned in Nigeria, says it looks forward to being reinstated in Africa’s most populous country following "productive" discussions with the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Twitter’s statement follows Buhari's announcement that the months-long ban on Twitter will be lifted, but only after certain conditions are met. An…

[FILES] A man looks at newspapers at a newsstand in Abuja, Nigeria June 5, 2021, a day after the government banned Twitter. The social media platform says it looks forward to being restored in Nigeria. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

The social media platform Twitter, which is currently banned in Nigeria, says it looks forward to being reinstated in Africa’s most populous country following “productive” discussions with the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Twitter’s statement follows Buhari’s announcement that the months-long ban on Twitter will be lifted, but only after certain conditions are met.

An unnamed Twitter spokesperson, on Friday, said: “We continue to engage with the Nigerian government and we are committed to charting a path forward to the restoration of Twitter for everyone in Nigeria.

“Discussions with the Nigerian government have been respectful and productive – we look forward to seeing the service restored very soon.”

Buhari, in his Independence Day speech, said the suspension of the operations of Twitter in the country will only end if certain conditions are met.

These conditions, the president said, include “national security and cohesion, registration of physical presence and representation, fair taxation, dispute resolution, and local content.”