The FG has given a directive earlier yesterday, the Twitter ban imposed on its citizens should be lifted at midnight Jan 13. This decision was made to make the most populous country in Africa have access to the micro-social blogging app again after 6months of suspension.
In June 2021, the Nigerian government placed a ban on Twitter after the president of the country Muhammadu Buhari was accused to have to make a genocidal tweet and his account was equally restricted. Ever since the ban has begun and Nigerians now access Twitter with a VPN.
On Oct 1st, the president announced the move to lift the ban on Twitter followed by some conditions twitter needed to meet before the ban is fully lifted.
Some of the conditions include; “managing prohibited publication in line with Nigerian law” and addressing issues of operations and tax”
The Nigerian government in his statement on Wednesday said;
“Therefore, our action is a deliberate attempt to recalibrate our relationship with Twitter to achieve the maximum mutual benefits for our nation without jeopardizing the justified interests of the Company. Our engagement has been very respectful, cordial, and successful”
The government added that its motive behind lifting the ban is to create global digital diplomacy and set new grounds for twitter to come back stronger for Nigerian’s use.
Since the ban has been lifted, Nigerians have shown different reactions to the same micro-social blogging app that was suspended 6months ago. Kindly check here to see them.
As we celebrate this news, has your internet service provider allowed you to access Twitter today? Let’s know through the comment.