The Federal Government on Wednesday said the ban on operations on microblogging platform, Twitter, will be lifted “in a matter of days”.
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced this while giving an update after the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Lai Mohammed in providing updates on the government’s negotiation with the micro-blogging site gave more details of the conditions given to the platform, saying most of them have been accepted.
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The minister said the areas still pending such as Twitter setting up an office and having a Twitter staff of management cadre that will serve as the country representative, were being discussed.
He revealed in the area of a Nigerian office, even though Twitter has agreed to the condition, it is, however, maintaining the earliest it can establish it is 2022.
The Minister expressed confidence everything will be sorted out with Twitter within a few days or weeks, noting the anxiety shown by Nigerians.
He said the Federal Government’s committee negotiating with Twitter will meet on the agreement soon to make recommendations.