Nigeria: Conditional ban of Twitter lifted – FG

President Muhammadu Buhari says he has ordered a conditional lifting of the ban placed on microblogging site, Twitter.

Citing the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence, the Federal Government suspended the activities Twitter in June.

But in his Independence Day broadcast, Buhari said the Twitter ban will be lifted if the microblogging site meet the conditions listed by his administration.

“I have directed that the suspension be lifted but only if the conditions are met to allow our citizens continue the use of the platform for business and positive engagements.”

“As a country, we are committed to ensuring that digital companies use their platform to enhance the lives of our citizens, respect Nigeria’s sovereignty, cultural values and promote online safety.”

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