Nigeria’s minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, says the proposals to repeal the country’s Twitter ban will apply to other social media platforms.
The minister stated this on Monday, October 18, during an appearance on Television Continental’s “This Morning” (TVC).
On June 4, the federal government declared that Twitter’s operations in the country will be suspended indefinitely, citing concerns about “the repeated use of the platform for activities that are potential of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.”
Mohammed has now revealed that the recommendations by the team negotiating with Twitter on the suspension of the social media platform would be submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari.
He added that the engagements with the social media platform have been “positive and fruitful”.“All I can say is that the recommendations we are going to make will not only be applicable to Twitter, but they will be applicable to all OTTs and other social media platforms in Nigeria,” he said. “Today, we are dealing with Twitter. We don’t want a situation where we will be dealing with Facebook tomorrow and Instagram the next day.
Our recommendations will be very comprehensive.“You will recall that during the 61st Independence anniversary celebration, the president said Twitter will return to Nigeria as soon as they meet the conditions of government.
“Even last night, the ministerial team met under my chairmanship and we reviewed the position of things.
“I want to say that we should wait for the committee to officially give its reports to the president, but things are looking very positive and rosy.
“After submitting our reports and recommendations to the president, I will be disposed to say what we agreed and what has been met and what has not been met