Nigeria Finally Lifts Twitter Ban Following Agreement to Open an Office in the Country

Nigeria has lifted the ban it had imposed on micro blogging and social media platform Twitter Inc. (TWRT) following a fall out after Twitter deleted a post from President Muhammadu Buhari that threatened to punish regional secessionists back last year.

Thereafter, the government of Nigeria banned the social network from operating in the country and a directive was issued by the authorities to telecom companies to block access of Twitter to users in the country.

Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency, Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi says they reached an agreement with Twitter which includes the company setting up an office in the country. Abdullahi says lifting of the ban has been approved by President Buhari.

Twitter has agreed to act with a respectful acknowledgement of Nigerian laws and the national culture and history on which such legislation has been built on…Therefore, the federal government lifts the suspension of the Twitter operations in Nigeria from midnight of 13th January 2022,” said Abdullahi.

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