Social media giant, Twitter, anticipates full-time operation once again in Nigeria after June suspension.
With no precise date, Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information shared that the ban will be called off “in a few more days”.
According to the Minister, the Nigerian authorities and Twitter officials came to a final agreement that is best for all. As he puts it, that both parties have successfully “dot the I’s and cross the T’s…it’s just going to be very, very soon, just take my word for that.”
The June suspension came shortly after the social media platform deleted President Muhammadu Buhari‘s post for bluntly threatening “Biafrans” in the Southeast region fighting for secession.
The decision was greatly condemned by public figures from different sectors and the average users of the platform for being undemocratic — considering their rights to freedom of speech and how it cropped SMEs struggling to build online presence.
By Elijah Christopher
Elijah Christopher is a journalist at A New Touch Of Africa, is also a creative writer, a poet, and an IT enthusiast. He contributed to the collaborative poem written in celebration of Edwin Morgan Centenary, the first Glasgow poet laureate and Scottish national poet from the University of Glasgow. He loves meeting people and learning about new places, cultures, events, and lifestyles.