- Abubakar Malami, Nigeria's minister of justice met with the UK High Commissioner, Ms Catriona Laing
- This development was confirmed by Dr Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, the special assistant on media and public relations office of the AGF
- Talks between Malami and Laing were on bilateral issues such as the Twitter ban, Petroleum Industry Bill, counter-terrorism approaches, etc
Abuja - Nigeria's Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami has maintained that anything offensive that breaches the Nigerian laws by a business entity will not be entertained.
Malami made the disclosure on Thursday, July 1, while hosting the High Commissioner of Great Britain, Ms. Catriona Laing, in Abuja.
The meeting between the duo which lasted for almost an hour was centered on bilateral issues.
The AGF, according to a statement by his special assistant on media and public relations, Dr. Umar Gwandu, said public interest has been the uppermost consideration.
He insisted that the interest of Nigerian matters most for any company that wants to do business in the country.
The minister went on to note that reasonable restrictions to freedom of expression are locally and internationally recognized.
Speaking further, Malami said the administration has established a committee on the Twitter ban, adding that the company has approached the government over the issue.
House of Reps rejects lifting of Twitter's suspension
The meeting is coming on the heels of the House of Representatives rejecting the motion to lift the suspension of Twitter's operations in Nigeria.
The lower legislative chamber made its decision on Thursday, July 1, while considering the report of its Committees on Information, ICT, Intelligence, Justice, and Orientation.
Toby Okechukwu, the deputy minority leader of the House considering the report, suggested an amendment to one of the recommendations.
Lai Mohammed speaks about new app to replace Twitter in Nigeria
Earlier, Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s minister of information and culture, urged Nigerians to develop a microblogging application that will replace Twitter in the country.
Mohammed made the statement on Wednesday, June 23, when he appeared before a House of Representatives committee in Abuja to defend the decision of the federal government to suspend the operations of Twitter in Nigeria.