President Buhari’s government has lifted the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria.
Report reaching us as revealed by the Chairman Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement and Director-General National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, CCIE.
Kashifu made this known to the public on Wednesday in Abuja, following a memo written to Buhari by his Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim.
He 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.”
Recalled, Twitter operations in Nigeria were banned in June 2021, days after Buhari’s tweet was deleted.
This Online media understands that on November last year, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, minister of information said correspondence between Nigeria and Twitter had reached an advanced stage.
But, Mohammed noted: “We have a few more issues to resolve. Out of about 12 conditions, Twitter has been able to meet 10.
“Very soon, all issues will be resolved in a way that will be good for both our country and Twitter.”
We shall keep you posted on the latest event regarding this issue.
Meanwhile, human right lawyer, Inibehe Effiong had earlier announced his preparedness to face the Attorney General of the Federation, Minister of Information on 18th March, 2022 on the case he instituted against the Nigerian government on the ban of twitter.
He wrote on his official facebook account:
“My fundamental rights enforcement suit against the Attorney General of the Federation, Minister of Information and the Federal Government of Nigeria which I instituted in June last year to challenge the ban and suspension of Twitter in Nigeria came up today at the Federal High Court in Lagos before Hon. Justice A. O. Faji for hearing.
“I appeared in person (for myself) while the Respondents were represented by government lawyers who came in from Abuja.
“Judgment has been reserved for the 18th day of March, 2022.
“History will vindicate the just.
We are yet to confirm if the government is acting on the fear of loosing to this young lawyer.