Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, has stated that Twitter has agreed to seven of the ten requests it made in order to lift the social media platform’s suspension in Nigeria.
During his engagement with global media and influencers in Washington, DC, he revealed this.
“We feel that even the other three outstanding demands are more about timing and schedule than whether they agreed or not,” the minister said, according to NAN.
“That gave me hope that we were on the verge of reaching an agreement.
“We had correspondence with Twitter only last week, and when I returned home a few days ago, we were expecting a response from them.
“It’s up to Twitter to respond to the grey areas we requested them to investigate.
“In our negotiations with Twitter, we are not rigid because we recognize both the great and negative parts of social media.”
According to the minister, among the demands made to Twitter was for the platform to register as a Nigerian firm, pay taxes on money generated in the country, and ensure that dangerous information is managed.
According to him, the Twitter ban is beneficial in the country since there is less bad stuff on social media.
According to the minister, other social media sites have also become more aware of harmful content that could jeopardize national security.