Nigerian Government constitute team to engage #twitter over suspension
There are indications that the Nigerian government may soon uplift the indefinite suspension it placed on #Twitter as President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a Federal Government's Team to engage with Twitter over the recent suspension of the microblogging and social networking service in Nigeria.
The exciting news for Nigerians and Twitter was contained in a press statement on Tuesday, signed by segun Adeyemi, Special Assistant to Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
The statement reads, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the composition of the Federal Government's Team to engage with Twitter over the recent suspension of the operations of the microblogging and social networking service in
Nigeria. “The approval was announced in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who will chair the team.
“The Federal Government's team also comprises the Attorney General of the Federation and Honourable Minister of Justice, Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honourable Minister of Works and Housing, Honourable Minister of State for Labour and Employment as well as other relevant government agencies.
“Following the indefinite suspension of its operations in Nigeria, for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria's corporate existence, Twitter wrote to President Buhari seeking to engage with the Federal Government over the suspension, with a view to charting a path forward”.