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Twitter – Discussion With Nigerian Government Have Been Respectful And Productive

Twitter – Discussion With Nigerian Government Have Been Respectful And Productive

The micro-blogging platform, Twitter, has disclosed that its discussion with the Nigerian government on the restoration of its services in the country have been respectful and productive.

Twitter spokesperson in a statement made available to Peoples Gazette on Monday evening said the company will continue to engage with the Nigerian government to discuss ways to resolve the issue.

The statement read, “Discussions with the Nigerian government have been respectful and productive – we look forward to seeing the service restored very soon.

“We continue to engage with the Nigerian government to discuss why Twitter has been blocked and ways to resolve the matter. We are committed to charting a path forward to the restoration of Twitter for everyone in Nigeria.”

Recall that on 4th June, the Muhammadu Buhari-led government announced the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria. Telecommunication companies started blocking access to Twitter on 5th June, after they received a directive from the Nigerian Communications Commission to block access to Twitter.

The Nigerian government had cited the persistent use of the platform for activities capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence as the reason for the suspension.

Following the ban, groups including the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), had dragged the government to the ECOWAS court.

The government however told a Federal High Court in Lagos that it had not stopped Nigerians from using Twitter, adding that many Nigerians still used it every day.

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