By Hussaina Sufyan Ahmad
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Muhammad, has explained why the suspension of Twitter has not been lifted adding that, the company has met 10 out of the 12 conditions attached to it.
Speaking fluently in French, Muhammad made the clarifications while responding to a question from a participant at the Nigeria International Partnership Forum in Paris on Wednesday afternoon, November 10, 2021.
He said: “I want to categorically say that Twitter was not banned by Nigeria; it was only suspended. So, Twitter was never banned; it was suspended.”
“Also, the suspension has nothing to do with President Muhammadu Buhari.”
“The correspondences between us and Twitter have reached [an] advanced stage. I want to say that the correspondences and the exchanges have been fruitful.”
“Though, we have [a] few more issues to resolve. Out of about 12 conditions, Twitter has been able to meet 10. But very soon, all issues will be resolved in a way that will be good for both our country and Twitter.”