Lai Mohammed Explained That Twitter’s Suspension Persists Because They Haven’t Met All Our Conditions.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has made ut crystal clear that the suspension imposed on Twitter by the Federal Government still stands and nothing has changed.
In response to a query from a participant at the Nigeria International Partnership Forum in Paris, Lai explained the situation with Twitter.
Nigerians’ hopes were boosted by the government’s assurance that all concerns with Twitter will be rectified in due time.
However, it was emphasized that Twitter’s suspension has no connection with President Muhammadu Buhari after Twitter deleted some of his tweets. Mohammed, who spoke fluent French, surprised the audience.
The lady who asked the question was surprised and taken aback by the Minister’s command of the French language.
He said: “I want to categorically say that Twitter was not banned by Nigera, it was only suspended. So, Twitter was never banned, it was suspended.
“Also, the suspension has nothing to do with President Muhammadu Buhari.
“The correspondences between us and Twitter have reached advanced stage. I want to say that the correspondences and the exchanges have been fruitful.
“But we have a few more issues to resolve. Out of about 12 conditions, Twitter has been able to meet 10.
“Very soon, all issues will be resolved in a way that it will be good for both our country and Twitter.”