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Twitter Has Agreed To All Conditions Given By Government – Keyamo

Festus Keyamo, Minister of State for Labour and Employment, has said Twitter, the social media giant, has agreed to all the conditions given to it by the Nigerian government.

The Buhari-led administration had in June suspended the operations of Twitter in Nigeria, citing the “persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.”

Buhari, however, set up a team to engage with Twitter over a ban that has been in effect since June 4, though many Nigerians have been bypassing the ban by using Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed chairs the team set up to engage with the management of the microblogging site.

Keyamo, who is a member of the committee, during an interview on Channels TV on Sunday, said Twitter had agreed to make significant concessions.

He said, “The reason the president took that step is to recalibrate our relationship with Twitter and not to drive them away from our country.

“That recalibration, we have started it and the President graciously added me to the committee.

“We also set up a technical committee to interface with Twitter and come up with a lot of conditions for them to fulfil for us to lift the suspension.

“It was Twitter that reached out to the Federal Government to say they want to know what and what they can do to straighten up the relationship with the Federal Government and so, we have gone far but I may not, at this forum, let out a lot but we gave them a lot of conditions and they have agreed to all the conditions.”

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