- Nigerians can't wait for the President Buhari-led federal government to lift the suspension on Twitter
- This desire coincides with the assurance given by a government source that the long suspension will be over soon
- The source said both the Nigerian government and Twitter are almost finalising modalities that will work with the lifting of the suspension
There are indications that the long suspension of Twiter's operation in Nigeria will be lifted very soon by the federal government.
Recent research reveals that so far, out of the ten demands made to the social media platform, only one is yet to be met.
Moreover, an insider source who spoke with Guardian disclosed that the government and the Twiter team have made significant progress and that the former is ready to finalise issues surrounding lifting the suspension.
The source affirmed that the suspension is most likely to be lifted in less than seven days.
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He added that there will be a meeting by both parties on Monday, November 1, which is expected to be followed by good news.
“As of Sunday, both teams have made significant progress. FG is finalising it. The ban should be lifted this week.
“There has been major progress in the discussions. Out of the 10 demands by the government, only one is left, which is Twitter having a formal presence in Nigeria. If that is agreed and sorted, then no issue again.
“There is supposed to be a meeting on Monday with the Twitter team; if they finally agree to the remaining one request, I can assure you that the ban would be lifted the next day.”
Suspension: FG says Twitter may resume service soon
Meanwhile, Lai Mohammed, the minister of information and culture, had said that Twitter had agreed to most of the conditions set by the Nigerian government to resume operations in the West African country.
The minister said the social media giant has met almost 70% of the government’s terms and conditions.
Legit.ng gathered that he said many of the terms and conditions are quite fundamental and important, adding that the government is working on a few more.