Federal Government Lifts Twitter Suspension After Seven Months

The Federal Government has lifted the suspension on, Twitter, seven months after it suspended the social media platform in Nigeria.

Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, Chairman of the Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement and Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), announced the decision.

He said: “The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) directs me to inform the public that President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has approved the lifting of the suspension of Twitter operation in Nigeria effective from 12 am 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.”

See the press release below:

The Personal Assistant on New Media to the President, Bashir Ahamd, also confirmed the news on his official Facebook page. He wrote, ” The Federal Government has lifted the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria after approval by President Muhammadu Buhari. The decision was announced by the Chairman Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement and Director-General National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, CCIE.”