The federal government of Nigeria on Wednesday said Twitter has agreed to open its office in Nigeria in 2022.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the announcement during a press conference at the State House in Abuja shortly after an online session of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting.
Mohammed said the federal government had been in discussions with Twitter, adding that progress was being made to resolve the differences between Nigeria and the Company.
According to the Minister, the ban on Twitter would be lifted soon.
He said; “We have made clear what we want from Twitter. The end of the negotiation process is near.”
“We appreciate the patience of Nigerians. I want to assure you that we have made great progress. “
“They (Twitter) are very liberal.” He also added that although Twitter has agreed to this condition, it continues that the establishment of its office could reach 2022.
Not to be forgotten is that on June 5, 2021, the Federal Government officially banned Twitter from operating permanently, and subsequently banned the company from operating in Nigeria after the social media platform deleted the tweet from the President, Muhammadu Buhari established on his page about members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).
The federal government has described the deletion of Buhari’s tweet as “dishonest” and attributed it to “a number of social media problems in Nigeria, where false and fake news are rife, leading to serious violence in the country.” world”.