The Nigerian government has lifted the suspension of Twitter’s operations in the country after 222 days.
The government suspended Twitter operations in Nigeria over the alleged working against Nigeria’s interest
The government announced the suspension of the social media platform in June 2021, after it deleted a controversial tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Abdullahi, announced the lifting of the suspension in a statement.
The statement read:
“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.”