April 13, 2024

FG to lift Twitter ban within days – Lai Mohammed

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*Lai Mohammed

Minister of information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has said that the ban on micro-blogging site Twitter will be lifted “in a matter of days”.

Mohammed said this on Wednesday after the virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

According to the minister, the site has agreed to most of the conditions the Nigerian authorities has given it.

He noted that one of the areas still pending is the setting up of an office and staff of management cadre that will serve as the country representatives.

Mohammed revealed that Twitter says the earliest it can establish an office is 2022.

He said the Federal Government’s committee negotiating with Twitter will meet on the agreement soon to make recommendations.

He said the Federal Government committee negotiating with Twitter will meet on the agreement soon to make recommendations. The Federal Government announced the suspension of Twitter operations on June 4, citing the platform’s interference in national matters.

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