BREAKING: Nigerian Govt constitutes Team to engage with Twitter over suspension

By Harry Awurumibe, Editor, Abuja Bureau

There are indications that the misunderstanding between the and microblogging giants, #Twitter may soon be resolved as President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the federal government’s team to engage with the organisation over its suspension from operating in Nigeria.

This cheering news for #Twitter users was contained in a press statement signed by Segun Adeyemi, Special Assistant (Media) to the Minister of Information and Culture, and made available to journalists on Tuesday in Abuja.

The statement reads: “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the composition of the Federal
Government’s Team to engage with Twitter over the recent suspension of the operations of the microblogging and social networking service in Nigeria.

“The approval was announced in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji , who will chair the team.

“The Federal Government’s team also comprises the Attorney General of the Federation and Honourable Minister of Justice; Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy; Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs; Honourable Minister of Works and Housing; Honourable Minister
of State for and Employment as well as other relevant government agencies.

“Following the indefinite suspension of its operations in Nigeria, for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence, Twitter wrote to President Buhari seeking to engage with the Federal Government over the suspension, with a view to charting a path forward”.

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