Following the decision to lift the indefinite ban on Twitter and its usage by the Nigerian government soon, Twitter has finally reacted to this news.
According to Twitter’s spokesperson quoted by Reuters has said, “We recently met with the Nigerian government to discuss why Twitter has been blocked and ways to resolve the matter,” according to a Twitter spokesperson who was quoted by Reuters. The statement continues, “Our aim is to chart a path forward to the restoration of Twitter for everyone in Nigeria. We look forward to ongoing discussions with the Nigerian government and seeing the service restored very soon.”
This previous statement by the Twitter spokesperson followed the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed’s statement that the government would lift the ban on Twitter in a matter of days.
The Minister briefed the State House correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday. He revealed that the status of the talks with the social media giant had gotten to an reasonable point. He reiterated that agreements had been reached in almost all of the areas, except three that have been unresolved.
One of the unresolved issues is the establishment of a legal presence registered as a Nigerian company, with an office address and an employee to serve as a country representative in Nigeria; all to be agreed upon by Twitter.
However, Twitter only insisted that the earliest time it can do the aforementioned will be by 2022.