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Just In: Nigerian Government lifts ban on Twitter after almost 8 months

President of the federal republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has issued an order to repeal the Twitter ban in eight months.

President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision was revealed by Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, CCIE, Chairman Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement and Director-General National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).

According to Kashifu, the clearance came after Buhari received a paper on Wednesday, January 12 in Abuja from his Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim.

“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,” he said.

Activities on Twitter in Nigeria has been on hold since it was halted in June of 2021, days as a result of President Buhari’s tweet being deleted.

Author: Editor

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