President Muhammadu Buhari administration in Nigeria has lifted the seven months suspension on the operations of Twitter in the country. The long expected good news was announced by the Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, Kashifu Abdullahi, who was involved in the negotiations on the lifting of the ban, in a statement.
The statement reads:
“The Federal Government of Nigeria directs me to inform the public that President Muhammadu Buhari 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,” the official said.
It would be recalled that Twitter users in Nigeria have been been depending on Virtual Private Network because of the ban on the social media platform in Nigeria since June 4, 2021 when President Buhari’s statement on Twitter was deleted for running against the platform’s rule of engagement.