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“No Social Media Platform Should Cause War In Nigeria” – Lai Mohammed

Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, in a new statement has reiterated the Federal Government’s position not to allow any social media platform destabilise the country.

He gave this among other conditions for Twitter to resume operation in Nigeria.

Furthermore, Mohammed said Twitter and other platforms must also register as a Nigerian company, obtain licence from the National Broadcasting Commission, as well as pay taxes.

The minister said, “Singapore, Algeria, Pakistan, Turkey regulate the social media, Australia has done so. Even the EU that does not have particular laws on social media has made recommendations in a white paper. 

The suspension of Twitter is to ensure that no particular platform is used to cause war in Nigeria. Secondly, it is to ensure that whoever is making money in Nigeria must be made to pay tax.”

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